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Get the GiST

Posted on Friday 12th February 2016
Alexandra holding baby Penelope

Alexandra Robinson holding baby Penelope

A new issue of Guy’s and St Thomas’ quarterly magazine the GiST is out now.

You can read about the latest news, developments and achievements of staff from across the Trust, including Evelina London.

Evelina London patients Alexandra Robinson and Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray star in the latest edition, sharing their stories and experiences of treatment.

Alexandra, 24, returned  to Evelina London Children’s Hospital for a party to celebrate the new hospital’s 10th birthday. She delighted staff by bringing her own eight-week-old baby. Born with a condition which meant she needed to be fed with a tube, Alexandra talks about treatment by our South Thames Cleft Service. Alexandra explains: “Without the support of the people who cared for me, especially the nurses, I don’t know how I would have coped.”

Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray’s mum, Yaa, donated her bone marrow to Rayhaan - a lifeline for him after he was born with sickle cell disease. In the GiST, Yaa talks about Rayhaan’s experience from diagnosis to a bone marrow transplant to starting school last year. You can also find out more about sickle cell disease and the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Service.

Read the GiST online.

Copies of Issue 17 of the GiST are available from stands at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and both Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, our health centres in Lambeth and Southwark, and other local community facilities.