Archives: Stories

Crystal’s story – thanks to CLIC Sargent’s support I can follow my dream of being a stage manager

Tuesday 13 August 2019

In 2016, just after her 18th birthday, performing arts student Crystal was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. 

Maisie’s story – thanks to CLIC Sargent’s support I’m pursuing my dream of becoming a solicitor

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Maisie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the start of her third and final year of studying for a history degree.

Jody’s story – I felt like I was watching somebody else’s life

Friday 7 June 2019

Jody, a mother of two, was 22 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After treatment shrunk a tumour on her cervix, Jody had a hysterectomy, leaving her infertile and going through early menopause.

Jody with her partner Andy and their two children Lilly and Marshall.

Harry’s story – Floppychops

Friday 7 June 2019

Harry was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged seven. Hear about his and Floppychops' story from their mum.

Libby’s story – Shells of courage

Friday 7 June 2019

For Libby, what started as a sharp back pain after a music festival, eventually led to a diagnosis of a malignant tumour of her spinal cord.

Lucy’s story – Music to my ears

Friday 7 June 2019

Lucy was diagnosed with cancer and started chemotherapy just a few days before her 16th birthday. Her mum Claire shared her story with us.

Sofyan’s story – It was his life over his limb

Friday 7 June 2019

When Sofyan was nine years old,his mum spotted a lump on his leg. As a keen footballer, they assumed it could be a growing muscle, but went to hospital as a precaution. Eight hours and several tests later, they were told he had bone cancer.

Orlando’s story – being a CLIC Sargent social worker

Wednesday 5 June 2019

CLIC Sargent employs 120 social workers across the UK. They are the expert friend when cancer threatens to destroy young lives. Here Orlando, one of our social workers in Birmingham, talks about his job.

Seren’s story – diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 19

Monday 25 March 2019

Seren started feeling unwell during her first year at university and thought it was due to going out too much.

Seren and her boyfriend Josh at a music festival

Tom’s story – I’d be a different person without my CLIC Sargent Social Worker

Monday 21 January 2019

Tom was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged three and went through treatment, which successfully got rid of the cancer. Aged 22, Tom relapsed after a large tumour was found in his head. He had an operation to remove the tumour, and then went through months of radiotherapy and chemo – his most recent scans show no sign of the tumour.

Support young people like Tom on World Cancer Day