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...
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