Archives: Stories

Grace’s story – Cancer doesn’t mean your life is over

Thursday 30 August 2018

Just three days after Grace, 23, gave birth to her son Austin, she found she couldn’t walk properly. She had previously had a benign tumour on her thigh but six weeks after the birth the doctor said 'it's cancer'. 

Grace with her son Austin

Imogen’s story – Diagnosed with cancer at four-years-old

Thursday 30 August 2018

Imogen was diagnosed with cancer when she was four years old, after developing an ache and a lump in her stomach. Mum Miranda said: "The moment of diagnosis was a complete shock. It felt like falling off a cliff."

Imogen wearing a tiara

Lucien’s story – We lived in the hospital

Thursday 30 August 2018

Stacie’s son Lucien was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma - a cancerous tumour - in May 2015 when he was two years old. Here Stacie explains how their CLIC Sargent Social Worker Judith at Sheffield Children’s Hospital is helping them cope with cancer and its treatment.

Lucien wearing a fireman's hat

Seb’s story – It’s just a different world, a cancer world

Thursday 30 August 2018

Seb was diagnosed with bladder and prostate cancer at just 18 months old. His family was supported by CLIC Sargent while he underwent treatment.

Seb wearing a Superman costume

TJ’s story – GP said I’d just pulled a muscle

Thursday 30 August 2018

TJ, 22, was told ‘it’s cancer’ after he’d been experiencing pain in his head and neck for several months. He lost his job and found treatment hard to cope with. He was supported by CLIC Sargent Social Worker Sam who stepped in to provide expert care and support.

TJ out and about in his car

Madison’s story – I thought breast cancer was something old people got

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Madison Joyce was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer aged 22. Now 25, she is cancer-free, and in May 2017 came second in the final of the Miss Staffordshire competition, going on to compete at Miss England. But as far as she's concerned, she's not an inspiration, she's just living her life.

Madison, after she lost her hair

Chris’ story – It was a choice between keeping my leg, or my life

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Keen golfer Chris was 19 when he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg, and treatment was tough. But his CLIC Sargent Social Worker Karen helped take some of the hassles of cancer away. Chris is now an ambassador for CLIC Sargent and has set up his own blog to help other young people facing cancer. 

Chris getting used to his prosthetic leg