Archives: Stories

Dulcie’s story: “I just kept thinking how has this happened to my daughter?”

Wednesday 23 February 2022

When five-year-old Dulcie was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, her mum knew their lives were never going to be the same again.

Jess’ story: “I didn’t know how to feel about it- Cancer is a big word”

Thursday 3 February 2022

At 19-years-old Jess’s dreams of becoming an Aerospace Engineer came to an abrupt halt when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Layla’s story: “In five days our world had changed”

Thursday 3 February 2022

Louise’s world changed when her ten-year-old daughter Layla was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at just 10 years old.

Megan’s story: “I walked in the room and I knew there was something wrong”

Monday 17 January 2022

Six months after first experiencing stomach pain, Megan was diagnosed with gastric malt lymphoma and went on to have treatment at Southampton hospital

Sophia’s story: “It felt like it came out of nowhere”

Monday 17 January 2022

Sophia, who had performed as part of the West End cast of Matilda the Musical, started feeling unwell in the run up to her GCSEs

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

Nine days after their daughter Issy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, her parents were given a double blow with the news that she also had Philadelphia positive chromosome