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Cancer Type

Tyreese, Telford 

"Being on a unit with other young people was great as everyone is so friendly and we supported each other."

Bowel cancer

Eddy, Leeds 

"Finding out you have cancer when you're 20 is absolutely terrifying."


Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Ammarah, Walsall 

"Because they did so much for me, I wanted to raise some money for Teenage Cancer Trust to say thank you."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Grace, Cramlington 

"It helped having friends going through similar experiences as they knew what was happening to me and I didn't have to explain things."

bone cancer

Dionne, Devon 

"Last Christmas was a really difficult time for me. It was my boys’ first Christmas, so I’d wanted it to be really special for them but I was so poorly that I couldn’t even eat my Christmas dinner."

bone cancer

Shannon, Barrowford 

"I felt physically and mentally exhausted due to my extensive surgery, the new medications I was taking, trying to recover and getting used to the new me."

 thyroid cancer

Demi, Articlave 

"While I was going through cancer, I just wanted to protect my family from my worries and the worst of my treatment."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Molly, Spalding 

"It's great to be able to do normal things again and enjoy my life." 

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

Owen, Birmingham 

"I'm hoping to be well for Christmas so that I can spend time with my family and friends. After everything that has happened over the last year, it will be nice to be able to relax and celebrate."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Natasha, Bridgend 

"A lot of my school friends at the time wanted to bubble-wrap me and they questioned what I should be doing"

Hodgkin lymphoma