Here we are introduced to 25 year old Katie who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia three and a half years ago. Before diagnosis Katie was just your typical student – working hard, partying hard until March 2006 when Katie […]
Steve was at university when he had treatment on a teenage and young adult unit for testicular cancer, aged 20.
Diagnosed at 18 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Verity started a clinical trial in a single room.
When she was 21, Jennifer was treated in a single room on an adult haematology ward with lots of support from the staff.
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.
Excerpt from Chasing Rainbows: Young Adults Living With Cancer, an upbeat documentary film featuring 6 young people who are “living life while fighting for it.” For more info, visit the Chasing Rainbows channel on jimmyteens.tv or www.chasingrainbowsproduction.com.
Here we meet a father and son duo that share their story and experiences of living with cancer. Diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma on the 23 December 2009, James describes the process of being treated and how much of […]
Here we meet Zack Hagan and family, who describe what it’s like to live with cancer as a family. First diagnosed with bone cancer when he was just ten, Zack was placed on a children’s ward and began treatment straight […]
Hosting yet another dazzling ball, Luisa and her mum work their magic again as they organise a charity night in aid of a brand new teenage unit, currently in development at Addenbrookes Hospital. After all her hard work, Luisa’s mum’s […]
Coming all the way from San Diego, John Spinetta shares his wise words of wisdom on the losses and gains faced during a young person’s cancer journey. Drawing on his own experiences of working with young people, John bases his […]
After receiving his fourth chemo and experiencing bad nausea, we follow Aaron as he has his fifth treatment, getting an insight into what a typical “chemo day” is like for him. Surrounded by friends and family, Aaron’s younger sister Jessica […]
In this highly enlightening and at times, humorous portrayal of how a night out takes a dramatic turn for the worse, we see a different side to being diagnosed with cancer. Out on the lash with mates, this unsuspecting teenager […]