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 […]
Films Tagged: positive (6 films)
Toxic positivity this week.
Fireside Friday Episode 10 – Toxic Positivity
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.
Payton – Oregon
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 […]
Natalie – Tennessee
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.
Jacob – Vermont
After 9 years of treatment, Elijah had been trying to put it all behind him. He found strength in the friendship of other patients around his age at the hospital, but through those friends he also realised just how hard […]