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Oliver’s story. “It’s so far and such a long trip for him”

Oliver’s treatment in Manchester meant a 63 mile journey from home. His family were supported by a Young Lives vs Cancer social worker.

Kathryn’s story. Traveling 50 miles to and from hospital for treatment.

When Kathryn was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma she had to stop university and move back home to start treatment.

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How does Young Lives vs Cancer help young people face dying?

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, we asked two of our social workers how they support young people facing the end of their lives.

Young cancer patient Vic sitting cross legged on the beach in sunglasses

Vic’s story. Without support I don’t think I’d have got through it

Vic struggled to face the costs of cancer. But Young Lives vs Cancer offered her the support she needed.

Ben’s story. “What you’ve got is something called lymphoma”

After noticing a lump on his back, Ben was diagnosed with lymphoma and has since been having radiotherapy treatment at Guy's Hospital in London.

Lucas’ story. News of his relapse turned everything upside down

When Lucas' family received the sad news his cancer had returned, their lives changed again. But Jeremy was there to help support the family.

Will’s story. Mum and dad were told their unborn son would need care

Will spent the first year of his life at Great Ormond Street hospital. Our Home from Home Paul's House kept the family together.

Summer’s story: As soon as they said ‘leukaemia’ I switched off

Summer was diagnosed with leukaemia at just four years old and has been having treatment ever since.

Freddy’s story. Hearing ‘Freddy has cancer’ on his birthday

When Freddy was diagnosed with lymphoma his brother Stanley lived with their grandparents. Last Christmas was the first time they saw each other.