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...

Erin 11

now I'm in secondary school and I am not sure if I fit in.

I was walking home from school one day and turned the corner to find an ambulance outside my house. My dad was loaded in to the back of the van and went away.
A few days later my dad got home and he and mum sat me and my sisters down. They told us dad had cancer and was going to have poison put into his body to kill off the cancer cells and have a life threatening operation. After that day I was never the same. I was close to depression for a couple of months but then I told my dearest friend Emily and she helped me a lot.
However now I'm in secondary school and I am not sure if I fit in. But always share your thoughts and feelings with someone else otherwise they bundle up inside of you and believe me that's a very bad feeling.

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