Chronic Conditions 5th January 2016

The Boy in the Bubble

A final twist in the remarkable story of a young boy with a rare immune disease that forced him to live life in a bubble. David Vetter’s life was truly unique. From the day he was born until shortly ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 17th November 2015

The ‘preemie’ that beat the odds

Lucille Horn’s parents were told to plan their baby girl’s funeral – that ‘baby’ is now 95! In the early 20th century, preterm babies – or ‘preemies’ – rarely survived. In fact, most doctors thought it was pointless to try because the ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 10th November 2015

How gene editing saved a little girl’s life

Layla’s parents never expected their baby girl to become the poster child for a life-saving new blood cancer treatment. They just wanted her to get better. Having exhausted all treatment options including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, doctors ...

by Karen Finn