Mohini was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was nine years old and had two and a half years of chemotherapy treatment. Mohini has been provided with emotional support from her CLIC Sargent Social Worker Orlando, as she has found missing school and dealing with treatment very isolating.
Mohini says, “When you are diagnosed with cancer your life is turned upside down. It was a very scary time and I was not sure what life had in store for me. I had to grow up very quickly and I almost felt that I had to turn into an adult overnight.
“One of the biggest changes I faced after starting treatment was school. Due to the treatment I was often not well enough to attend school. I found this very isolating because school is such a big part of life and all of a sudden it was just gone. One of the hardest things was missing my friends.
“I don’t know what I would have done without Orlando, my CLIC Sargent Social Worker. He was always there for anything, even if it was just to make me laugh. I think that all patients and their families should have the same amount of support.”