Archives: Stories

Stefan’s story: “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have”

Sunday 31 January 2021

Stefan, 23 was diagnosed with cancer last August, during the pandemic, and talks about finding strength and staying positive throughout his treatment.

Grace’s story: “The first chemo day was when it sunk in”

Friday 29 January 2021

Grace, 21 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after finding a lump on the side of her neck. She talks about what got her through her toughest times.

Jane’s World Cancer Day story – “I still don’t know where that strength came from but as Josh’s Mum I had to protect him and there was no other choice”

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Jane’s son Josh was three years old when he was diagnosed with cancer, and ahead of World Cancer Day she’s been reflecting on finding strength during the most difficult times.

Foxs story: “Cancer doesn’t care what day of the week it is”

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Fox was diagnosed on Christmas Day last year, after his Mum noticed red spots on the backs of his legs

Isla’s story: “All that matters for us is that all four of us are together because last year we were in hospital”

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Isla spent Christmas in hospital last year but her family were able to spend the day together at a nearby CLIC Sargent Home from Home

Merryn’s story: “Without CLIC Sargent I think we would have been wandering around in a state of shock for some time”

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Merryn's family were supported by a CLIC Sargent social worker after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and cancer of the nervous system last year

Lucas’ Story: “I asked what the chances were of it being benign, but they said 0.01%. It was all such a shock”

Friday 6 November 2020

Lucas was 3 when he was diagnosed with Wilms tumour. He initially responded well to treatment but a scan revealed he had relapsed. He rang the end of treatment bell in 2017.

Finley’s story: “They called me in to have a chat in another room, I knew what they were going to tell me”

Monday 26 October 2020

Finley, age 8, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, he’s just over half way through this treatment

Olivia’s story: ‘She had a mass the size of a small watermelon growing in her stomach’

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Olivia was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma earlier this year and had treatment both before and during lockdown

Henry’s story: “Lock-down has stopped us being together as a family”

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the country, Henry was diagnosed with AML. He was only 5 months old at the time.