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...

Becky - aged 14

When he got out of hospital it was all fine and we were trying to enjoy life as we knew his cancer wasn´t curable so we tried to enjoy every moment.

When I found out that my dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer I didn’t know what to think, it was heart-breaking just seeing everyone upset. I hadn’t really seen my brother upset before so that was a big shock.

When he felt a pain in his stomach it turned out to be a blockage so then he had to have a stoma bag which made me even more upset. As they did the operation they found out that the cancer was way worse than they thought. I was worried that he wouldn’t last very long after that, I thought he was dying it was a horrible time.

When he got out of hospital it was all fine and we were trying to enjoy life as we knew his cancer wasn’t curable so we tried to enjoy every moment. At this time we went to Manchester and he really enjoyed that. And once again he ended up in hospital, this time it was a lot worse, he had to have a tube up his nose so it could drain any fluid, but at this point I didn’t think I could talk to anyone because my mam was too busy taking care of my dad.

A few days later he ended up in a hospice. I knew this was the end so I didn’t want to go back. Then on 09/02/18 I had a call off my mam saying that he gone. That was heart-breaking. I didn’t know what to feel like, I just cuddled up to my gramp and cried.

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