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Emma's story

Emma's story

Emma Rae is alive today thanks to a stem cell transplant pioneered at Barts and The London. She has fought cancer three times and her treatment options were running out when she became one of the first patients in the UK to undergo the new type of transplant. Read more about Emma's story >>


Ken's story

Ken's story

Beefeater Ken Bryant is back on his feet after hip surgery and a bone graft to repair a broken bone in his right thigh. The operation at The Royal London Hospital meant Ken, 64, could return to his job of 25 years as a yeoman warder at the Tower of London. Read more about Ken's story >>


Fay's story

Fay's story

After suffering chest pains while out shopping, Fay Parsons was taken to Barts and The London Heart Attack Centre, based at The London Chest Hospital.  She immediately underwent a procedure called an angioplasty, which stopped her heart attack and saved her life. Read more about Fay's story >>


Jayjay's story

Jayjay's story

Jayjay Bristow was born with his bowel and intestines outside his body and needed an immediate, life-saving operation. The surgery went well and after months of tube feeding, Jayjay is now eating solids and getting healthier every day. Read more about Jayjay's story >>


Abu's story

Abu's story

Abu Kamara’s life was saved by the trauma team at The Royal London Hospital after he was shot in the neck. He then returned to the hospital to undergo complex larynx (voice box) surgery, which has improved his speech and breathing. Read more about Abu's story >>