Chronic Conditions 9th March 2016

A shout out to kids & their kidneys

Not many kids will know that today is World Kidney Day, but Lily Letchford does. She’s been raising funds for research into children’s kidney disease since she was six. “World Kidney Day supports those with kidney problems like ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 23rd February 2016

Giving disabled kids the gift of movement

Young children are known for getting into things. That’s how they learn about the world around them. But what happens when a child is severely disabled? A Barcelona-based organisation called the Nexe Foundation has come up with an innovative ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 4th February 2016

Celebrating the end of cancer

For Sophie, New Year’s Eve was as much an “I don’t have cancer anymore” party as it was a celebration of her 18th birthday. To mark World Cancer Day, This Is Medtech shares Sophie’s tribute to 2016 and ...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd February 2016

When even the simple pleasure of eating becomes a problem

When Remy Bonnasse’s 7-year-old daughter Victoria was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two years ago, the family suddenly faced a daunting task. The very next morning, Victoria – a carefree, imaginative daydreamer -- had to start calculating and recording her carbohydrate ...

by Laurel Kenner

Getting Checked 22nd January 2016

Lying to save her daughter’s life

When doctors missed her three-year-old’s brain cancer, Amanda decided she had to do whatever it takes to get a diagnosis for her child. Amanda Davies knew something was wrong. Over the course of a year, her daughter, Lil, had ...

by Gary Finnegan

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

Cardio 9th December 2015

Saying thanks in a heartbeat

Daniel Titley found a way to show his gratitude 23 years after receiving a donor heart from 14-year-old Stephen Norris, who’d lost his life in a bike accident. Unfortunately, he couldn’t thank Stephen himself, so he did the next ...

by Karen Finn