Archives: Stories

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

Isabella’s story: ‘We don’t want to ring the bell yet until all this is over’

Thursday 10 September 2020

Isabella finished her last round of chemotherapy on the day the country went into lockdown and has yet to ring the end of treatment bell

Rosie’s story: ‘we were totally on our own when we found out it was growing again’

Thursday 3 September 2020

Rosie and her Mum, Claire, struggled with not being able to see friends and family due to lockdown when Rosie was told her tumour was growing again

Ethan’s story: ‘In the space of 48 hours we went from Ethan playing with his mates on the beach to being told he’s got cancer’

Thursday 3 September 2020

Ethan passed away last November after being diagnosed with a tumour on his brain stem in Summer 2019

Sumayyah’s story: ‘All I could do was just cry all the time, I remember Sumayyah was wiping my tears’

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Sumayyah, 3, is looking forward to celebrating the first anniversary of her life-saving stem cell transplant, donated by her Mum Amira

Josh’s story: “A grant helped me keep my education on track”

Wednesday 26 August 2020

17 year old Josh used a Thrive Not Just Survive Grant, made possible by our partner Societe Generale, to buy a specialist laptop to help him with his engineering studies after being diagnosed with cancer.

Shellbie’s story: “I have confidence going forward into the working world”

Thursday 13 August 2020

Our Thrive Not Just Survive grant for young cancer patients, in association with our partner Societe Generale, is back and open for applications. There's lots of different ways you can use the grant to reach your career or educational goals, just like Shellbie, 24, did last year.