Archives: Stories

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.


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

Ainsley’s story

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

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

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