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

Family 17th September 2015

The mum who’s making kids’ hearing aids cool

Sarah Ivermee couldn’t have imagined that she’d become an overnight sensation when she gave a friend’s 9-year-old daughter some flowery nail stickers to use for sprucing up the plain beige hearing aids that she was embarrassed to ...

by Karen Finn

Family 10th September 2015

Dramatic birth: from joy to panic and back

After 54 hours of labour, Jenny Rose Ryan was exhausted. Cradling her baby boy, she began to relax for the first time in more than two days. But this, believe it or not, was just the beginning her epic story. "Before ...

by Gary Finnegan