Testimonies

My life as Europe’s senior TOF – by Bridget Barson !

08 July 2014

Many TOFS members will know that TOF/OA was first successfully treated in 1941 in the USA. In 1947 came the first successful TOF/OA surgery in Europe, at Hammersmith Hospital, London. Bridget Barson was that baby! As Europe’s senior TOF, she is an […] LEARN MORE

A book for TOF children

06 October 2013

When our daughter Lois was born with trachea oesophageal fistula 10 years ago, my husband and I were in complete shock. Like most mothers, I had visualised us as a happy, relaxed family in the days following her birth. My […] LEARN MORE

A Patient’s Journey

10 May 2013

Despite surgery for short gap tracheo-oesophageal atresia and fistula as a baby, a doctor describes how she suffered associated cough and illness throughout childhood and as a student before receiving the diagnosis and care she needed to manage her symptoms […] LEARN MORE