Archives: Stories

Sammy’s story – “We didn’t want to be having the conversations we were having.”

Thursday 29 April 2021

Dionne’s family faced the toughest challenge imaginable when her son Sammy was diagnosed with cancer aged 16. Here Dionne’s shares Sammy’s story and talks about why she has decided to leave a gift in her will to CLIC Sargent.

Lucy’s story: A letter to my sister

Saturday 10 April 2021

Lucy's younger sister Sophie was diagnosed with anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer, in 2020. As part of Siblings Day, Lucy shares her feelings in a letter to Sophie.

Lucy with her sisters

Neepy’s story: “We cried so much holding her tight to us till the very end”

Friday 12 March 2021

After being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in May 2018, Neepy sadly died in July 2020 at home with her family

George’s story: “It was very difficult to receive the news I had relapsed alone”

Thursday 25 February 2021

George, 20, was on his own when he heard the news his oesophageal cancer had returned and that he would need further treatment.

Shauna’s story: “I wanted my mum with me – I’ve never felt so alone and scared in my life”

Friday 19 February 2021

At just 22 years old, Shauna faced the news she had womb cancer without a hand to hold; she also underwent life-changing surgery, alone.

Daniela’s story: “I realised all that minor stuff in life really doesn’t matter”

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Daniela, 21 was diagnosed with cancer in August 2020 and talks about how friendship and gratitude helped her through her cancer journey.

Stefan’s story: “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have”

Sunday 31 January 2021

Stefan, 23 was diagnosed with cancer last August, during the pandemic, and talks about finding strength and staying positive throughout his treatment.

Grace’s story: “The first chemo day was when it sunk in”

Friday 29 January 2021

Grace, 21 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after finding a lump on the side of her neck. She talks about what got her through her toughest times.

Jane’s World Cancer Day story – “I still don’t know where that strength came from but as Josh’s Mum I had to protect him and there was no other choice”

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Jane’s son Josh was three years old when he was diagnosed with cancer, and ahead of World Cancer Day she’s been reflecting on finding strength during the most difficult times.

Foxs story: “Cancer doesn’t care what day of the week it is”

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Fox was diagnosed on Christmas Day last year, after his Mum noticed red spots on the backs of his legs