Category: Young people
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.”
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.
Sinead from Belfast was just 21 years old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had both her ovaries removed. Treatment caused her to experience early menopause and she was unable to spend time with her friends and be financially independent. Here, she tells her story.
Michelle’s story – “I wish someone had told me that I didn’t have to stay strong or positive all the time”
Michelle was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in June 2017. She shares her thoughts on her mental health going through diagnosis and treatment and how she's learning what her new normal is.
Kat’s Story – “I know I have a terminal diagnosis, but Charlotte, my CLIC Sargent Social Worker, has given me life.”
Kat, 24, was told she had terminal cancer after more than a year of being misdiagnosed. In the year that followed, she began to feel completely isolated after her partner left her and she lost her two best friends. CLIC Sargent stepped in and helped her to regain her confidence.
Jozef’s Story – “Gaming online with friends meant I could show them I was still there, and I was still me.”
Jozef, a two-time cancer survivor, shares his story of finding support through gaming.
Connor’s Story – “My gaming friends say they wished they’d known but they were supporting me without even realising it.”
Connor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after his first year at university. He shares his story of being supported by friends through gaming.
Hiral was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was 21. She shares her story and how she'd like to raise more awareness in her community.
In July 2017 Mark was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease, after noticing difficulty with moving his muscles in the right way.
In 2016, just after her 18th birthday, performing arts student Crystal was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer.
Maisie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the start of her third and final year of studying for a history degree.