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Family stories

49,000 children and young people are living in the UK with health conditions that are life-limiting or life-threatening – and the number is rising. Meet some of the families we support.

Wiktor’s story: a battle for life

Triplets Wiktor, Borys and Alexander were born three months premature because of complications during Aga’s pregnancy. Unfortunately, Alexander suffered severe brain damage and passed away a few hours after birth. For a month, the doctors battled constantly to stabilise Wiktor...