Archives: Stories

Leon’s story: “You’ve never been in that situation, so you don’t know what to do”

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Leon, 3, was diagnosed with Wilm’s tumour in November 2020 after his Mum, Kasia, spotted a lump while he was having a bath

Emmett’s story: “He was being sick 15 times an hour so we were thankful we were at the home”

Monday 5 July 2021

Emmett's family were able to stay in a nearby Home from Home while he was having treatment

Harris’ story: “I think I just didn’t want to believe it until someone said it”

Monday 28 June 2021

Harris' family were able to stay at the nearby Young Lives vs Cancer Home from Home after he was diagnosed with wilm's tumour

Nísa’s story: “Both my experiences as an LGBTQA+ person and my experiences as a young person with cancer come with a degree of isolation”

Tuesday 22 June 2021

This Pride Month, Nísa, 22, from Northern Ireland, is sharing her story and cancer journey.


Nathan’s story: “I wouldn’t have been able to go through certain times if I wasn’t able to talk to Rich”

Monday 14 June 2021

Nathan after his treatment

Lauren’s story: “I was just sitting there thinking ‘what’s happening?'”

Monday 14 June 2021

When Lauren was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, her and her family stayed in a nearby Young Lives vs Cancer Home from Home and again when she relapsed a year later

Sophie’s story: “I don’t know what we would have done without that, it is just so invaluable for parents”

Friday 11 June 2021

Sophie and her Mum stayed at a Young Lives vs Cancer Home from Home during her radiotherapy treatment in London

Samuel’s story: “I just asked if it definitely was, if they might have mistook it for something else”

Thursday 10 June 2021

After noticing bruises all over Samuel's legs, his parents rushed him to the doctors and within a few hours he was diagnosed with leukaemia

Sammy’s story – “We didn’t want to be having the conversations we were having.”

Thursday 29 April 2021

Dionne’s family faced the toughest challenge imaginable when her son Sammy was diagnosed with cancer aged 16. Here Dionne’s shares Sammy’s story and talks about why she has decided to leave a gift in her will to CLIC Sargent.

Lucy’s story: A letter to my sister

Saturday 10 April 2021

Lucy's younger sister Sophie was diagnosed with anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer, in 2020. As part of Siblings Day, Lucy shares her feelings in a letter to Sophie.

Lucy with her sisters