Archives: Stories

Nísa’s story: “Both my experiences as an LGBTQA+ person and my experiences as a young person with cancer come with a degree of isolation”

Tuesday 22 June 2021

This Pride Month, Nísa, 22, from Northern Ireland, is sharing her story and cancer journey.


Nathan’s story: “I wouldn’t have been able to go through certain times if I wasn’t able to talk to Rich”

Monday 14 June 2021

Nathan after his treatment

Lauren’s story: “I was just sitting there thinking ‘what’s happening?'”

Monday 14 June 2021

When Lauren was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, her and her family stayed in a nearby Young Lives vs Cancer Home from Home and again when she relapsed a year later

Sophie’s story: “I don’t know what we would have done without that, it is just so invaluable for parents”

Friday 11 June 2021

Sophie and her Mum stayed at a Young Lives vs Cancer Home from Home during her radiotherapy treatment in London

Samuel’s story: “I just asked if it definitely was, if they might have mistook it for something else”

Thursday 10 June 2021

After noticing bruises all over Samuel's legs, his parents rushed him to the doctors and within a few hours he was diagnosed with leukaemia

Sammy’s story – “We didn’t want to be having the conversations we were having.”

Thursday 29 April 2021

Dionne’s family faced the toughest challenge imaginable when her son Sammy was diagnosed with cancer aged 16. Here Dionne’s shares Sammy’s story and talks about why she has decided to leave a gift in her will to CLIC Sargent.

Lucy’s story: A letter to my sister

Saturday 10 April 2021

Lucy's younger sister Sophie was diagnosed with anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer, in 2020. As part of Siblings Day, Lucy shares her feelings in a letter to Sophie.

Lucy with her sisters

Neepy’s story: “We cried so much holding her tight to us till the very end”

Friday 12 March 2021

After being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in May 2018, Neepy sadly died in July 2020 at home with her family

George’s story: “It was very difficult to receive the news I had relapsed alone”

Thursday 25 February 2021

George, 20, was on his own when he heard the news his oesophageal cancer had returned and that he would need further treatment.

Shauna’s story: “I wanted my mum with me – I’ve never felt so alone and scared in my life”

Friday 19 February 2021

At just 22 years old, Shauna faced the news she had womb cancer without a hand to hold; she also underwent life-changing surgery, alone.