DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  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...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Arbs - 14 years old

Finding out one of my parents had cancer was my absolute worse nightmare, and it has come true.

Hi I'm Aubrey, I'm 14 years old. In October of 2014 my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Just a year before, in 2013 he, my step mom, and two siblings moved to Texas. He had been having pain, I didn't know at the time, but had never went to the doctors.

Ironically, the summer of 2014 my dad visited me and he seemed perfectly fine. Well apparently he found blood in his stool and finally decided to go to the doctors. When I heard in October that my dad had cancer I felt very sad and guilty. Guilty because my dad was in pain this whole time and I didn't know it. Sad well because he has cancer, and when you hear cancer you think of death. Finding out one of my parents had cancer was my absolute worse nightmare, and it has came true. I cried for 30 minutes straight from school to the way home. I talked to my dad later that day but had to get off because I broke down whilst talking to him.

Now it's April of 2015 and my dad is doing horrible. His cancer is now terminal and he is on hospice care at my grandma's house. His organs are failing and he is expected to only have 2 weeks left. My dad was still strong and buff in January but when I visited him in Texas about three weeks ago, he looked bad, but not as bad as he is now.

My dad is dying and I don't know what to do. I don't know how to cope. As reality hits, it just gets worse and worse. Its hard to believe that in the next year my dad won't be with me.

If anyone is going through the same thing or something similar you are not alone and hopefully I'm not either. Thank you

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