Merryn’s story: “Without CLIC Sargent I think we would have been wandering around in a state of shock for some time”
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”
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”
Finley, age 8, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, he’s just over half way through this treatment
Olivia was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma earlier this year and had treatment both before and during lockdown
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 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”
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’
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?”
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 had a life-saving transplant from her brother during lockdown and will now shield until May next year