Archives: Stories

Aurora-Grace’s story: ‘We went from thinking it was a bit of bloating, a bit of wind, to suddenly ‘this is a serious problem, this needs to be looked at’

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Aurora was diagnosed with cancer at two weeks old last year when her Mum noticed her tummy was swollen

Jude’s Story: “I saw Jude’s little face and I thought, how the hell am I going to tell him what’s wrong with him?”

Tuesday 22 September 2020

On Jude’s 8th birthday a CT scan revealed he had a tumour the size of a plum in the back of his head. He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma the week before the country went into lock-down in March.

Sarah’s story: ‘I thought that’s not a good sign it was exactly like the first time’

Friday 18 September 2020

Sarah had a life-saving transplant from her brother during lockdown and will now shield until May next year

Seren’s story: “A grant is helping me reach my career goal to help others”

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Seren has used her Thrive Not Just Survive grant, made possible by our partner, Societe Generale, to fund driving lessons to help her on the road to her long-term career goal.

Katie’s story: “Your whole life changes, it’s like a pivotal point in your life, and everything from that moment is different.”

Sunday 13 September 2020

Callum and Nanette’s family were supported by CLIC Sargent when their daughter Katie was diagnosed in 2017 with Undifferentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, a cancer that’s incredibly rare in adults, but even rarer in children. Very sadly Katie died aged 17 last September. Here Callum and Nanette share Katie’s story.

Sachin’s story

Friday 11 September 2020

Diagnosed with cancer a few weeks before lockdown, Sachin talks about juggling treatment with shielding and school work

Isabella’s story: ‘We don’t want to ring the bell yet until all this is over’

Thursday 10 September 2020

Isabella finished her last round of chemotherapy on the day the country went into lockdown and has yet to ring the end of treatment bell

Rosie’s story: ‘we were totally on our own when we found out it was growing again’

Thursday 3 September 2020

Rosie and her Mum, Claire, struggled with not being able to see friends and family due to lockdown when Rosie was told her tumour was growing again

Ethan’s story: ‘In the space of 48 hours we went from Ethan playing with his mates on the beach to being told he’s got cancer’

Thursday 3 September 2020

Ethan passed away last November after being diagnosed with a tumour on his brain stem in Summer 2019

Sumayyah’s story: ‘All I could do was just cry all the time, I remember Sumayyah was wiping my tears’

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Sumayyah, 3, was first diagnosed with leukaemia at just 19 months old