Archives: Stories

Aaron’s story: “Ciaran’s house was an amazing resource and we used it right through Aaron’s treatment”

Monday 20 September 2021

Aaron and his family stayed in Ciaran's House throughout his treatment to minimise their travel costs as well as the hours back and forth from home to hospital

Dylan’s story: “no matter what else is going on, his treatment is always going to be the most important thing for three years”

Monday 6 September 2021

Dylan was diagnosed with leukaemia at just two years old, after months in and out of hospital he is now returning to nursery

Chloe’s story: “The challenges I have faced have shaped me as a person”

Thursday 2 September 2021

Chloe was diagnosed with cancer at 15 and after going through treatment during both her GCSEs and A Levels, is now a paediatric nurse

Theo’s story: “I love baking – especially chocolate chip cookies. When I grow up I want to be a digital designer. I am more than my cancer.”

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Theo is sharing his story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. He has a big voice and he wants everyone to hear him. Because Theo is more than his cancer. #MoreThanMyCancer

Jeremy’s Story: “I love swimming, reading, acting, and looking after my two younger sisters. I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I am more than my cancer.”

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Jeremy is sharing his story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. He has a big voice and he wants everyone to hear him. Because Jeremy is more than his cancer. #MoreThanMyCancer

Sumayyah’s story: “I love dressing up like a princess but I’m no typical fairytale princess. I am more than my cancer.”

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Sumayyah is sharing her story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. She has a big voice and she wants everyone to hear her. Because Sumayyah is more than her cancer. #MoreThanMyCancer

Ainsley’s story: “I thought ‘I’m 21 it won’t be cancer’”

Monday 23 August 2021

Ainsley was diagnosed with a brain tumour at 21 while in the third year of university - with the support of his social worker, he went back to uni and completed his degree

Jody’s story: “The experience left me reeling, forever changed.” From two weeks to live to publishing a memoir…

Monday 9 August 2021

Jody was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in 1991 when he was just 17. Now years on, he has written a memoir about his experience and he's shared an extract with Young Lives vs Cancer.

Aleesha’s story: “the bottom of my world was ripped out from underneath me”

Thursday 29 July 2021

Aleesha was diagnosed with leukaemia at 13 years old - her family stayed in Jean's House to be closeby during treatment

Leon’s story: “You’ve never been in that situation, so you don’t know what to do”

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Leon, 3, was diagnosed with Wilm’s tumour in November 2020 after his Mum, Kasia, spotted a lump while he was having a bath