"The baby was named after a sporting heroine, and as time passed, she lived up to the strength and determination that went with the name." Cathryn Chadwick recalls the care of a baby born at just 23 weeks gestation, and far from home... and the delight of meeting her again as an 11-year old young lady. There are so many stories like this.
"Day after day, mothers and fathers (and grandparents, siblings and foster parents) show up by their little one’s bedside. They read out loud, sing, pray over them, keep vigil through the night, dozing off on the chairs, holding their child’s hand."
As a paediatric intensivist Toyin Ocholi stands by families in times of anguish and of healing. She tells the story of a little girl named Alice.
When she left medical school, Camilla Kingdon knew she never wanted to do paediatrics. But when she started working in the specialty in a busy London hospital, the variety, the teamwork and the huge range of ages and stages to deal with were a total relevation.
She tells the story of Charlie and his family.
Its membership has grown from just a few in the 1950s to nearly 500 dedicated paediatricians serving in Sri Lanka and abroad today.
The President, Shaman Rajindrajith, reflects on the "magnificent relationship" between the two Colleges and of achievements in improving child health outcomes.