Real life stories

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we're sharing the stories of five parents who have felt the emotional and financial impact of their child's cancer diagnosis.

Jess' story 

Read Jess' story about the extra costs her family faced when her two-year-old Luke was diagnosed with cancer


Danny's story 

The extra costs of travelling to hospital for treatment have been a constant worry for Danny and his wife Natalie


Stacie's story 

The extra costs of Stacie's son Lucien's illness have been a massive strain on the family finances.


Karen's story 

Caoilfhionn's diagnosis hit the whole family but mum Karen explains how the financial impact snuck up on them.


Kerry's story 

On top of the stress and worry of daughter Khianna's diagnosis, mother Kerry lost her job and the financial implications set in.