Archives: Stories

Josh’s story

Wednesday 26 August 2020

17 year old Josh used a grant to buy a laptop to help him with his engineering studies

Shellbie’s story: “I have confidence going forward into the working world”

Thursday 13 August 2020

Our Thrive Not Just Survive grant for young cancer patients, in association with our partner Societe Generale, is back and open for applications. There's lots of different ways you can use the grant to reach your career or educational goals, just like Shellbie, 24, did last year.

Kira’s story: “I was sure I didn’t want anything to affect my education”

Wednesday 12 August 2020

This Thursday Kira will be receiving her A-Level exam results. Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, this results day is unlike any other.

Lois’s story: “The hardest was when I was in hospital, when I was really ill and I just wanted to cuddle her.”

Monday 22 June 2020

Lois was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 19, after months of back pain so painful she couldnt lift her baby daughter

Oliver’s story: “The support from CLIC Sargent was vital, we couldn’t have functioned without it. No family should have to face cancer alone. We know what a difference the vital emotional, financial and practical support can be.”

Thursday 18 June 2020

Mark and Donna’s family were supported by CLIC Sargent when their son Oliver, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, and with soft tissue sarcoma in 2018. He sadly died aged 15 last year. Here, Mark and Donna share their story.

Mum Donna with Oliver.

Tayen’s story – “It’s normal for us to be at home and in isolation, she knows where all of her family members are, her anxiety is much better at the minute”

Wednesday 10 June 2020

While at home shielding with her family, Tayen has been doing what she loves best; drawing!

Dylan-James’ story: “We were busy making our family’s plans of hopes and dreams for Dylan-James’ bright future ahead and overnight our whole world changed. Life gave our little boy childhood cancer.”

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Dylan-James passed away just weeks before his 4th birthday, after being diagnosed with Wilms Tumour 11 months earlier. Alison, Dylan-James’ mum, shares their story.

Benji’s story – “I went to A&E and I wasn’t going to leave until I had answers.”

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Benji, who was diagnosed with leukaemia at three years old, stars in CLIC Sargent's emergency appeal TV advert

John’s Story – “Eight weeks after running a marathon I was on chemotherapy. It was a whirlwind of a time.”

Thursday 21 May 2020

John was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lyphoma four weeks after running the Belfast Marathon. After treatment, he struggled and fell out of love with exercise until his CLIC Sargent social worker encouraged him.

Jamie’s story

Monday 18 May 2020

Jamie was diagnosed with leukaemia at 19 and, after the cancer developed, he went on to have a stem cell transplant at 22.