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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Children have a lot to say and we want everyone to hear them. So this September, they're taking over.

We are more than our cancer

Having cancer when you’re a child is scary and lonely. Over the past year we’ve missed out on so much. But for many children with cancer we’re still missing our classes for chemotherapy; still waving at family members through windows and watching friends blow out birthday candles on phone screens.

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we want people to listen to us – what we like and dislike and what we want to share with other children with cancer.

So listen, share and spread our words using the hashtag #MoreThanMyCancer

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You can make our voices heard. Show your support by sharing our video on your social media. #MoreThanMyCancer

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My name is Jeremy and I’m 13 years old.

I love reading, swimming and looking after my younger sisters.

I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma last year, just a week before the country went into lockdown. Only my mum or my dad could be with me in hospital. I really missed my family.

I feel quite happy and excited now I have finished treatment, but also a bit cautious because coronavirus is still around and I can still catch it if I’m not careful.

In the next year I am looking forward to travelling abroad and hopefully the virus has calmed down a bit more.

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My name is Jeremy and I’m 13 years old.

I love reading, swimming and looking after my younger sisters.

I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma last year, just a week before the country went into lockdown. Only my mum or my dad could be with me in hospital. I really missed my family.

I feel quite happy and excited now I have finished treatment, but also a bit cautious because coronavirus is still around and I can still catch it if I’m not careful.

In the next year I am looking forward to travelling abroad and hopefully the virus has calmed down a bit more.

Read more from me

My name is Sumayyah and I am four years old

I want to be a doctor or a postman when I grow up.

I like painting, helping mummy to cook and dressing up like a princess but I am not your normal fairy-tale princess.

My favourite thing to do is to jump on mummy.

Read more my story

My name is Sumayyah and I am four years old

I want to be a doctor or a postman when I grow up.

I like painting, helping mummy to cook and dressing up like a princess but I am not your normal fairy-tale princess.

My favourite thing to do is to jump on mummy.

Read more my story

I’m Theo and I’m 12.

I like playing on my Switch, it really helped me when I was bored in hospital.

I like baking and going to the cinema with my friends. I hate spicy food and hoovering my bedroom. I really love graphic design and want to be a digital artist when I grow up.

I really want to share my story to show children and young people with cancer that there are people who do well after treatment.

Read more from me

I’m Theo and I’m 12.

I like playing on my Switch, it really helped me when I was bored in hospital.

I like baking and going to the cinema with my friends. I hate spicy food and hoovering my bedroom. I really love graphic design and want to be a digital artist when I grow up.

I really want to share my story to show children and young people with cancer that there are people who do well after treatment.

Read more from me

How you can get involved

Order our exclusive gold ribbon pin badge from our online shop and wear it with pride.

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60 miles ins September, your way. Are you up for the challenge?

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We want to hear from 7-15-year-olds about their experience of cancer. If that’s you or someone you know, then please fill out our questionnaire!

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Children and young people with cancer deserve the same opportunities as anyone else. Your kindness will help them face everything cancer throws at them, so they can get on with what’s important – being a child.

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