Archives: Stories

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

Kirsty’s story: “We were in the process of thinking of what the next stages in her life would be, and then life just stopped”

Wednesday 22 December 2021

After being in and out of hospital, Kirsty is looking forward to her first 'normal' Christmas with her family since 2015

Alice’s story: “Everyone else was celebrating and there I was trying to come to terms with what was happening”

Wednesday 22 December 2021

As the fireworks went off to celebrate New Years, Alice received the news she had leukaemia

Issy’s story: “I’m really sorry, we found something else.”

Monday 20 December 2021

Liv’s story: “My diagnosis affected my friendships and confidence. I really struggled.”

Friday 17 December 2021

Liv, 15, was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a very rare condition, when she started suffering from headaches and swelling on her head. The impact her diagnosis had on her friendships, school, body image and confidence was something she could never have anticipated. Here, Liv shares her story in her own words.

Liv

Mason’s story: “On the worst days he could make anyone laugh”

Tuesday 7 December 2021

After first feeling unwell on Christmas Day, Mason was later diagnosed with leukaemia and sadly died at just two-years-old

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