Archives: Stories

Jody’s story – I felt like I was watching somebody else’s life

Friday 7 June 2019

Jody, a mother of two, was 22 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After treatment shrunk a tumour on her cervix, Jody had a hysterectomy, leaving her infertile and going through early menopause.

Jody with her partner Andy and their two children Lilly and Marshall.

Harry’s story – Floppychops

Friday 7 June 2019

Harry was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged seven. Hear about his and Floppychops' story from their mum.

Libby’s story – Shells of courage

Friday 7 June 2019

For Libby, what started as a sharp back pain after a music festival, eventually led to a diagnosis of a malignant tumour of her spinal cord.

Lucy’s story – Music to my ears

Friday 7 June 2019

Lucy was diagnosed with cancer and started chemotherapy just a few days before her 16th birthday. Her mum Claire shared her story with us.

Sofyan’s story

Friday 7 June 2019

When Sofyan was nine years old,his mum spotted a lump on his leg. As a keen footballer, they assumed it could be a growing muscle, but went to hospital as a precaution. Eight hours and several tests later, they were told he had bone cancer.

Orlando’s story – being a CLIC Sargent social worker

Wednesday 5 June 2019

CLIC Sargent employs 120 social workers across the UK. They are the expert friend when cancer threatens to destroy young lives. Here Orlando, one of our social workers in Birmingham, talks about his job.

Seren’s story – diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 19

Monday 25 March 2019

Seren started feeling unwell during her first year at university and thought it was due to going out too much.

Seren and her boyfriend Josh at a music festival

Tom’s story – I’d be a different person without my CLIC Sargent Social Worker

Monday 21 January 2019

Tom was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged three and went through treatment, which successfully got rid of the cancer. Aged 22, Tom relapsed after a large tumour was found in his head. He had an operation to remove the tumour, and then went through months of radiotherapy and chemo – his most recent scans show no sign of the tumour.

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Mo’s story – I recovered then relapsed

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Mo was diagnosed with a rare Germ cell tumour in August 2016 after experiencing severe back pain which was dismissed by his doctors. It was Mo’s Aunt, who also works at the hospital, who made him go for tests that led to the diagnosis. Mo recovered but relapsed whilst on holiday celebrating the end of his treatment with family but they all really rallied round for him. Here Mo tells his story.

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Sara’s story – my cancer came back

Tuesday 8 January 2019

My name is Sara Owen and I am age 18, I am from Colwyn Bay, North Wales where I live with my mum and dad and my Border Terrier, Pero.

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