Back in September 2012 Japeth was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Japeth talks about how he coped through cancer with the help of his family, friends, girlfriend and tv shows.
Sam talks to us about his diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and how he has dealt with the treatment so far. Sam gives tips on taking tablets as well as talking about how it has affected his education and family.
Madison and Holly talk about their own experience of cancer and how they became friends.
Will’s diagnosis came very quick. He felt he was removed from his life and placed in the hospital. He was one of the oldest patients in the hospital, and there were many young children around him. Will has a very […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
Nicole remembers the hardest part of her diagnosis was being unable to live a “normal” teenage life. She missed out on what her friends were doing whilst she was having her treatment, which was very hard for her.
Natalie used to believe she was invisible before she was diagnosed. She was separated from her friends, as a very social teenager, which she found very difficult. She was 18 in a children’s hospital, and made friends with people much […]
Karla remembers her diagnosis, and recalls being shocked and scared. She needed help doing most things in her daily life, but this was upsetting as she was a teenager and wanted to gain independence. Karla knows how important it was […]
Jordan has a block of memory missing from when he was on lots of pain medication. Since he finished his treatment, he has been looking to get his life on track by going to college, and taking better care of […]
Jacob discusses how his treatment made him very weak, and that it took him a while to realise the long-term effects. He sees the positive in even just being able to get out of bed in the morning.
Isaiah remembers volunteering at the circus just before his diagnosis. He decided that he wouldn’t let his cancer beat him. Isaiah doesn’t want his cancer to have changed his life forever, and knows he has to keep fighting.