Meet some of the families we support.
Dylan’s StoryIn 2016 two-year-old Dylan was diagnosed with a rare type of lung cancer. At the time, Dylan, who is now 8, and his family were supported by PASIC. We spoke to Dylan’s parents, Kerry and Mike, to find out more about the impact PASIC support had on the whole family, including Dylan’s two brothers. How […]
Jess’ Story12-year-old Jess was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in June 2020 after discovering a lump in her neck. Jess, from Stapleford, Nottingham, lives with her mum and dad and her 13-year-old brother Chris. Before her diagnosis Jess was really active – a blue belt in taekwondo, a rookie lifeguard and also loved dancing. We spoke […]
Lizzie’s StorySeven year old Lizzie lives in Nottingham with their mum and dad, Emma and James… plus three dogs, three guinea pigs, a bearded dragon, a royal python and a horse! In this guest blog, mum Emma shares the family’s experience of facing childhood cancer during a pandemic, following Lizzie’s diagnosis of Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. We are […]
Lyndon Roberts: Losing LarsenPlease note: this story discusses the loss of a child, grief and the impact of bereavement. The agony of losing a child is often described as the worse pain someone can go through. No parent expects their child to die before they do. Sadly, for some families who have a child with cancer this […]
Eden’s StorySeven-year-old Eden lives at home with her parents, her baby brother, two cats and a dog. Described as a bundle of craziness, sassiness, attitude and noise, her parents Kate and Asa knew something wasn’t right when, in 2017, a then three-year-old Eden began napping more frequently and complaining of pain in her joints. It was […]
Tabitha’s StoryIn October 2020, 16-year-old Tabitha Tuckley from Northamptonshire was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Tabitha is currently receiving treatment and now hopes to raise awareness of teenage cancer by sharing her journey on her YouTube channel. Watch this video to hear Tabitha talking about her diagnosis and treatment:
Cohen’s StoryIt’s been such a shame as it’s so hard for a four-year-old to go through all of this and then not to have friends or family able to visit. Five-year-old train-lover, Cohen, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2020 after his mother discovered a lump in his leg. The devastating news was made […]
Jake’s StoryI’d never heard of children being diagnosed with testicular cancer. We were so shocked – I thought it was something only older men could get. In June 2019, six-year-old Jake was diagnosed with testicular cancer – one of the more common cancers in adult men, but one that rarely affects young boys. Jake’s mum, Nicola, […]
Jess’ StoryPASIC brought us together more as a family, they were very supportive. In May 2014, Jess, aged five years old, had been unwell for a while. Despite three trips to the GP, the family were told there was nothing wrong. Eventually, an x-ray showed Jess’ lung was full of fluid. Blue-lighted to QMC, she ended […]
Leo’s StoryLeo was diagnosed with Wilms tumour, aged 3. He’s faced intensive treatment including chemotherapy and surgery for a malignant tumour in the upper left renal kidney.