Judith’s Story

Judith Hooks (23) from Richhill in Co. Armagh was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma shortly after moving to Edinburgh to train as an optometrist. In her blog, Judith shares her experience of [...]

Ciara’s Story

Ciara Daly lives in Lisburn with her husband Greg and two children Aoibheann (12) and Rory (11). Ciara and Greg married in 2006, five months after Ciara’s mother died of cancer.  In 2019, after [...]

Carla’s Story

Carla McVeigh from Clady, Co. Armagh was diagnosed with breast cancer on 1st April 2020, at the start of lockdown. It’s a day she says she ‘will never forget’.  Just nine days later on the [...]

Jill’s Story

Jill Johnston was diagnosed with breast cancer in July last year, during the coronavirus pandemic.  She and her son Tyler were able to benefit from a therapeutic short break in Daisy Lodge.  [...]

Niall’s Story

Niall Smyth (8) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) on 4th Jan 2019. On Christmas day his mum Siobhan recalls him being so unwell, he couldn’t enjoy Santa delivering his [...]

Mo’s Story

Mo was diagnosed with brain tumour in 2017.  His mum is sharing an honest and thought provoking account of their experience of cancer to help raise awareness of the support provided by Cancer [...]

Patricia’s Story

In 2018 Patricia Morris was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.  In July that year she had a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She, her husband Paddy and two children [...]

Austin’s Story

In 2018 Austin Rothwell (12) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Austin was in intensive care for three months and spent a year learning to walk again. He now attends regular [...]

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