Archives: Stories

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.

Sarah’s story: ‘I thought that’s not a good sign it was exactly like the first time’

Friday 18 September 2020

Sarah had a life-saving transplant from her brother during lockdown and will now shield until May next year

Seren’s story: “A grant is helping me reach my career goal to help others”

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Seren has used her Thrive Not Just Survive grant, made possible by our partner, Societe Generale, to fund driving lessons to help her on the road to her long-term career goal.

Katie’s story: “Your whole life changes, it’s like a pivotal point in your life, and everything from that moment is different.”

Sunday 13 September 2020

Callum and Nanette’s family were supported by CLIC Sargent when their daughter Katie was diagnosed in 2017 with Undifferentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, a cancer that’s incredibly rare in adults, but even rarer in children. Very sadly Katie died aged 17 last September. Here Callum and Nanette share Katie’s story.

Sachin’s story: “I felt trapped to an extent”

Friday 11 September 2020

Sachin was diagnosed with osteosarcoma a few weeks before lockdown and has since been juggling treatment with shielding and school work