Patient family stories

A childhood cancer diagnosis is devastating. Parents need to know their children are in the best possible hands and that there is support available.

That’s exactly what you get here at St George’s, where we’ve been providing specialist children’s cancer care for more than 25 years.

We believe Kids Deserve St George’s.


Jackson was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just two years old in 2020. He was treated at St George’s and rang the end of treatment bell in April 2023.

Samantha Hall, Jackson’s mum, said: “Thank you St George’s for being such a great hospital and to everyone who works there, you have made our journey so much easier to deal with because you’re the best team.”

Read his full story here.



Zoe was treated at St George’s for Type 1 pleuropulmonary blastoma – a type of cancer that has affected fewer than 30 people worldwide – when she was just four years old. 

She has now recovered and, now as a teenager, is using her experience to drive her into becoming a children’s nurse.  

She said: “I’m so grateful to the paediatric staff at St George’s Hospital for looking after me, and for always being there for me throughout my life… thank you to the nurses who told me to follow my dreams and never give up.” 

Read her full story here.



Patrick, was treated at St George’s for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.  

Gerard McCarthy, Patrick’s dad, said: “I can’t even put into words what St George’s paediatric oncology team did to help us during this difficult time. The people who work at St George’s, all of them, the doctors, the nurses, the playworkers, the people in the school, the staff, all of them are just immense.” 

Read his full story here.


You can read more of our children’s cancer stories below: 

Daniel, 10, marks the end of his leukaemia treatment at hospital families are ‘so glad to have’

Baby diagnosed with cancer after eagle-eyed medics spotted ‘extremely rare’ symptoms

St George’s Hospital supports Stand Up To Cancer in memory of brave patient Dylan James

“It gives us hope for the future” as event celebrates kids who have beaten cancer

Nurse whose daughter had leukaemia joins fight to keep children’s cancer services at St George’s

Youngster treated by ‘amazing’ St George’s teams gears up for cancer-free Christmas with sports car request

Teen follows in the footsteps of hero nurses who treated her rare cancer