Cieran nearly died from meningitis B when he was a baby and still suffers the consequences today including profound deafness and epilepsy. Researchers are developing a vaccine against this infection.
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)
For her first 18 months, Kylie was in and out of A&E with high temperatures, breathing problems and an ear infection. Eventually she was diagnosed with PCD, a debilitating, lifelong, inherited illness.
The Action DIVA series is fronted by our good friend Davina McCall. Here's Davina after completing the Action DIVA Sussex 2013 - saddle sore but exhilarated!
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Jack was born with Down syndrome. His parents noticed problems with his breathing when he was nine weeks old. It took another two years for him to be diagnosed and treated for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Due to complications during her birth, baby Sophie was starved of oxygen and born totally blue and unresponsive. Doctors used a revolutionary cooling therapy to reduce the risk of brain damage.