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Anthony and Emily’s story: “As a family our lives were turned upside down.”

Friday 13 May 2022

Dad Anthony this weekend is cycling from Paul's House to Paris, in memory of his daughter Emily, who passed away when she was seven years old. Here he shares his family's story.

Jak’s Story: “I had to go in for surgery and on the morning of the surgery I had to go in on my own which was just horrendous, I was so frightened”

Friday 18 March 2022

Having received his diagnosis over the phone, Jak has been to every appointment on his own from the moment he was diagnosed.

Eilidh’s Story: “After finishing treatment for cancer, people presume it is over, but mentally it is not, you are left damaged.”

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Two years after finishing treatment for cancer for the second time, 20-year-old Eilidh finally feels like she is beginning to make progress with the mental battle that she has been fighting since she was first diagnosed at just 14.

Dulcie’s story: “I just kept thinking how has this happened to my daughter?”

Wednesday 23 February 2022

When five-year-old Dulcie was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, her mum knew their lives were never going to be the same again.

Jess’ story: “I didn’t know how to feel about it- Cancer is a big word”

Thursday 3 February 2022

At 19-years-old Jess’s dreams of becoming an Aerospace Engineer came to an abrupt halt when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Layla’s story: “In five days our world had changed”

Thursday 3 February 2022

Louise’s world changed when her ten-year-old daughter Layla was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at just 10 years old.

Megan’s story: “I walked in the room and I knew there was something wrong”

Monday 17 January 2022

Six months after first experiencing stomach pain, Megan was diagnosed with gastric malt lymphoma and went on to have treatment at Southampton hospital

Sophia’s story: “It felt like it came out of nowhere”

Monday 17 January 2022

Sophia, who had performed as part of the West End cast of Matilda the Musical, started feeling unwell in the run up to her GCSEs

Eleanor’s story: “Looking back at it now, I don’t know how I did it”

Friday 14 January 2022

Eleanor was diagnosed with cancer during the pandemic and received much of her treatment while in hospital alone

Laura’s story: “They didn’t know what to do with me but knew I had to go to Hospital straight away”

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Laura was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 17 after her stomach ballooned up within a week