Cazi - 13 years old

    When I found out the news I cried and ran upstairs and collapsed with upset. My mum was never going to see me graduate or get married or see my grandchildren or help me throughout life.  more...


    Frankie - 15 years old

    I feel I should be doing something but I don't know what to do, I feel so helpless.  more...


    Purplepagandragon - aged 14

    I wish I could just get on with it like my sister but my coping skills don't seem to work like that at all.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Micky Blue - 13 years old

    If i feel upset i try to keep a brave face for my dad.  more...


    Nicky - 15 years old

    I haven't told any of my friends what I am going through. I don't want them to treat me differently. I just wish it will all stop. I'm tired and I want my family back. more...


    Leanne - 12 years old

    The next day we had a call from the surgeon saying that mums operation was a success. We were all so pleased. more...

Professor Sam H Ahmedzai
Professor of Palliative Medicine
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Hilde Hjelmeland Ahmedzai
Project Manager

Riprap website
Att. Pauline Hutchinson
University of Sheffield
Sykes House office
St Luke's Hospice
Little Common Lane
Sheffield, S11 9NE


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