Archives: Stories

Patrick’s story: “The search immediately came up with Leukaemia and that’s when I knew”

Friday 19 November 2021

Patrick was diagnosed with leukaemia at six years old after his parents were told he most likely had a ‘Christmas virus’

Poppy’s Story: “I thought I was failing at being pregnant”

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Poppy was diagnosed just two days before giving birth to her daughter and going in for emergency surgery. She had been unwell throughout pregnancy.

Poppy during treatment with daughter Arabella

Evie’s Story: “For us, as a family, there was only ever one outcome; that Evie was going to get well and get better”

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Evie was just four years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia which saw her having treatment 100 miles from home.

Evie with her older sister Millie after having her bone marrow transplant

Ainsley’s story: “Nothing ever prepares you for the mental toll the treatment takes on you. My independence and dignity were stripped away from me.”

Monday 27 September 2021

Aged 21, Ainsley struggled with the impact of his diagnosis. Here he shares his story and how his Young Lives vs Cancer social worker, Eve, helped him.

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