We were born with EA/TEF: testimonies from adults born with EA/TEF

03 March 2023

Thank you to the adults TOFS members for sharing their experiences and telling their stories. TOFS is the British Support Group   www.tofs.org.uk  providing support and information to those born with esophageal atresia.  

I am a TOF kid

30 December 2020

This book has been written as a narrative through the TOF childs eyes as they start school for the first time. It also gives facts about the TOF cough, being sick and getting food stuck. Because its written as a […] LEARN MORE

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