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.
Hernan was diagnosed when he was 15. He received a bone marrow transplant from his brother. Hernan was focused on leaving the hospital as soon as possible, so he did everything he could.
Gal is in hospital, with some of her friends from her floor with the same conditions. She finds it important to believe in herself to get through her treatment. She recognises that her current situation is temporary and looks forward […]
Emma talks through how her life had to effectively stop whilst she was going through the diagnosis period. She says she “blocked out” the feelings, and often zoned out while she was in the hospital, and didn’t have much knowledge […]
Dominick has heavily into football, until his diagnosis arrived. He was told he couldn’t play sports, which is when he realised his life had changed. Dominick followed his treatment plan very closely to try and get back to sports as […]
Diana talks about how she didn’t allow herself to be worried at first, as she felt she had to be positive to get through her treatment. She missed a lot of time at school and felt alone during her time […]
Cory was diagnosed just before he was 21, when he was in very good health. He remembers his first treatment, and how much he appreciated being able to leave his bed. His cancer returned very quickly, and his little brother […]
Cookie has had cancer 4 times, and is now fully cancer free. She was first diagnosed at 2 years old. During her treatment for her cancer at 9, she was stuck in her room for 66 days after a bone […]
Ceili was first diagnosed at 16, and therefore missed out on a lot of time at school studying. She took time away from treatment and went to college, but realised life was not going to be the same. Ceili struggles […]