Archives: Stories

Jeremy’s Story: “I love swimming, reading, acting, and looking after my two younger sisters. I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I am more than my cancer.”

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Jeremy is sharing his story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. He has a big voice and he wants everyone to hear him. Because Jeremy is more than his cancer. #MoreThanMyCancer

Sumayyah’s story: “I love dressing up like a princess but I’m no typical fairytale princess. I am more than my cancer.”

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Sumayyah is sharing her story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. She has a big voice and she wants everyone to hear her. Because Sumayyah is more than her cancer. #MoreThanMyCancer

Ainsley’s story: “I thought ‘I’m 21 it won’t be cancer’”

Monday 23 August 2021

Ainsley was diagnosed with a brain tumour at 21 while in the third year of university - with the support of his social worker, he went back to uni and completed his degree

Jody’s story: “The experience left me reeling, forever changed.” From two weeks to live to publishing a memoir…

Monday 9 August 2021

Jody was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in 1991 when he was just 17. Now years on, he has written a memoir about his experience and he's shared an extract with Young Lives vs Cancer.

Aleesha’s story: “the bottom of my world was ripped out from underneath me”

Thursday 29 July 2021

Aleesha was diagnosed with leukaemia at 13 years old - her family stayed in Jean's House to be closeby during treatment

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

Winter emergency grant appeal Leon

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