Steven talks about how he felt isolated, as his friends and people his age could not understand his experience. He missed out on his teenage life, and found it difficult to make friends in the hospital. However, he bonded with […]
Steven remembers his diagnosis being very fast and he felt overwhelmed. He reached out to some of his school friends when he felt alone, which made him realise who he could rely on. He learnt that he would have to […]
Sarah remembers feeling sick at work, and thought it was nothing before her diagnosis. Her doctors are fighting against her insurance providers to get her treatment covered. However, Sarah remains generally positive about her condition.
Sarah was diagnosed at 15, and missed much of her social life. She finds it awkward to tell people about her cancer, and often doesn’t mention it. Sarah feels anxious when she thinks of the future, as she is used […]
Samantha was diagnosed on her 21st birthday. A surgery was scheduled, and she spent 6 weeks waiting and in pain until then. She was very unhappy during her treatment, until she met others her age who had cancer. Samantha is […]
Sam remembers having to be taken care of all the time during his treatment, and he missed a lot during his teenage years. He wanted to be treated as an adult during his treatment, and he sees his experience as […]
Ryan had just left high school when he was diagnosed, and was told he would be placed in a paediatrics unit despite him being 22. He recalls his friends visiting him very often, which helped him through his treatment and […]
Raeanna was a volleyball player when she was told she had a bone tumour. She recalls her first round of chemo, and how she realised her life would be completely different after her treatment. She decided she had to live […]
Rachelle was experiencing pain for a while before she was told about her diagnosis. She struggled to understand her condition at first. She believes she was blessed to have the time to see how she needed to change her life; […]
Rachel was recently diagnosed, as she put off seeing a doctor because her job had very limited health care benefits. Rachel was on a floor of old people, and therefore didn’t leave her room during her hospital stays. She had […]
Payton was used to being in control of his life, and therefore struggled with knowing he could not control his condition. He realised that half of the battle was mental. Payton stays positive and pushes through his treatments.
Patrick’s diagnosis was very quick and unexpected. He decided to stay positive throughout his treatment, and followed his doctor’s advice very strictly. He missed spending time with his brothers and doing normal things, and initially felt out of place when […]