Archives: Stories

Isla’s story: “All that matters for us is that all four of us are together because last year we were in hospital”

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Isla spent Christmas in hospital last year but her family were able to spend the day together at a nearby CLIC Sargent Home from Home

Merryn’s story: “Without CLIC Sargent I think we would have been wandering around in a state of shock for some time”

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Merryn's family were supported by a CLIC Sargent social worker after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and cancer of the nervous system last year

Lucas’ Story: “I asked what the chances were of it being benign, but they said 0.01%. It was all such a shock”

Friday 6 November 2020

Lucas was 3 when he was diagnosed with Wilms tumour. He initially responded well to treatment but a scan revealed he had relapsed. He rang the end of treatment bell in 2017.

Finley’s story: “They called me in to have a chat in another room, I knew what they were going to tell me”

Monday 26 October 2020

Finley, age 8, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, he’s just over half way through this treatment

Olivia’s story: ‘She had a mass the size of a small watermelon growing in her stomach’

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Olivia was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma earlier this year and had treatment both before and during lockdown

Henry’s story: “Lock-down has stopped us being together as a family”

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the country, Henry was diagnosed with AML. He was only 5 months old at the time.

Maisie’s story: ‘he said you need to do it now – the more we delay the more risk there is for her’

Monday 28 September 2020

Maisie had a stem cell transplant from her sister during lockdown and is now set to shield until April 2021

Jeremy’s story: “Hes got two sisters and they can’t visit at the moment, it’s just one parent at a time”

Friday 25 September 2020

Jeremy was diagnosed with osteosarcoma just before lockdown - he decided to make a video with his Dad to document his experience

Aurora-Grace’s story: ‘We went from thinking it was a bit of bloating, a bit of wind, to suddenly ‘this is a serious problem, this needs to be looked at’

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Aurora was diagnosed with cancer at two weeks old last year when her Mum noticed her tummy was swollen

Jude’s Story: “I saw Jude’s little face and I thought, how the hell am I going to tell him what’s wrong with him?”

Tuesday 22 September 2020

On Jude’s 8th birthday a CT scan revealed he had a tumour the size of a plum in the back of his head. He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma the week before the country went into lock-down in March.