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 […]
Jo discusses how she took on her “tough” identity, until she started losing her hair, which made her feel very separate and different compared to other people her age. She lost most of her friends from school, making her feel […]
Ashley was just coming out of her shell before her diagnosis. She realised that her life was now subject to limits, as she was at the hospital most of the time. Ashley felt that she was left out of her […]
Abbie was just 14 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, now in remission Abbie shares her story discussing her symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and beyond cancer. Abbie’s story was filmed as part of the Our Voice series. Our Voice are a […]
Faye had to spend three days in isolation on Christie’s Young Oncology Unit, somewhere were she was used to seeing as an outpatient but not as an inpatient. Faye explains the difference between being treated on an adult ward to […]
Emma had a bone marrow transplant on an adult ward. She had to stay in her room for 4-5 weeks, but mum could stay too.
Established in May 1990, this film follows the work of CanTeen Ireland- a specialist teenage support group bringing teenagers affected by cancer together through a series of organised recreational trips and activities. Recognising the needs of young people post treatment […]
A guide to ward 27 with an introduction to some of the staff and facilities available.
Libby takes us through her diagnosis and treatment of leukemia with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant from an un-related donor. There’s some great advice on school, jobs and friends.
An absolutely charming story, in which poor Spikey gets bad news, but his mum and his best friend Crabby are there to help. Supplied by The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and KACTUS – Kids Against Cancer Together That’s […]
The third of 3 films from Sarah, in which she tells us how she feels after the transplant and writes a thankyou letter to the bone marrow donor.
Jonathan depicts his hard times with cancer, what he’s learnt along the way, and explains how in spite of this he wants to enjoy the good things in life.