Archives: Stories

Lois’s story: “The hardest was when I was in hospital, when I was really ill and I just wanted to cuddle her.”

Monday 22 June 2020

Lois was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 19, after months of back pain so painful she couldnt lift her baby daughter

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.”

Thursday 18 June 2020

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.

Mum Donna with Oliver.

Tayen’s story – “It’s normal for us to be at home and in isolation, she knows where all of her family members are, her anxiety is much better at the minute”

Wednesday 10 June 2020

While at home shielding with her family, Tayen has been doing what she loves best; drawing!

Dylan-James’ story: “We were busy making our family’s plans of hopes and dreams for Dylan-James’ bright future ahead and overnight our whole world changed. Life gave our little boy childhood cancer.”

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Dylan-James passed away just weeks before his 4th birthday, after being diagnosed with Wilms Tumour 11 months earlier. Alison, Dylan-James’ mum, shares their story.

Benji’s story – “I went to A&E and I wasn’t going to leave until I had answers.”

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Benji, who was diagnosed with leukaemia at three years old, stars in CLIC Sargent's emergency appeal TV advert

John’s Story – “Eight weeks after running a marathon I was on chemotherapy. It was a whirlwind of a time.”

Thursday 21 May 2020

John was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lyphoma four weeks after running the Belfast Marathon. After treatment, he struggled and fell out of love with exercise until his CLIC Sargent social worker encouraged him.

Jamie’s story – “Liz calls me up once a week and has a chat with me, sees how I’m doing, and helps get my mind off everything for a bit”

Monday 18 May 2020

Jamie was diagnosed with Leukaemia at 19 and, after the cancer developed, he went on to have a stem cell transplant at 22.

Leo’s story – “I’m a million percent more worried about him at the moment”

Monday 4 May 2020

Leo was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in February last year when he was 4 years old. Here, Leo’s mum Lisa shares their story of what treatment is like while the UK is in lock down.

Xander’s Story – Making precious memories and living with cancer in lockdown

Friday 1 May 2020

Xander, 3, from Solihull, was diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Ependymoma in July 2019. His parents first suspected a brain tumour after matching Xander’s symptoms to HeadSmart’s symptom card. Sadly after multiple surgeries and treatment for the brain tumour, the family have been told to make what memories they can together.

Edith and Lewis’s story – “Cancer showed us how strong people can be and it just made us love each other even more.”

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Edith was just four-years-old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Now seven, Edith and her family are counting down the days to the end of her treatment – and to her dad Lewis taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon for CLIC Sargent.