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...

Izzy - 12 years old

My heart broke. He was my rock, me and him are so close and have so many great memories.

About 5 months ago I was told that my dad had lung cancer. It was
heart breaking and still is. I found it hard to look at him as it made me
upset. He started having regular cancer treatments and they started to
shrink the cancer. It was all going so well.

After having 6 cycles he took a break from it and we went away for a week. We went to Devon as we weren’t allowed to fly (we were hoping to after we missed our holiday during the summer).

Part way through the holiday our family sat down and we were told that my dads treatment wasn’t working so he had about 5 months left. My heart broke. He was my rock, me and him are so close and have so many great memories. This was our last Christmas together and it was so special.

My friends have been so supportive at school. We are going to spend the time we have together well and I still find it hard to look at him as I don’t like to see him deteriorate. He will still be having chemo as it helps him feel better. I try not to cry in front of him as he starts to cry and says he is sorry and I know it’s not his fault. I hope he gets better soon.
Love you so much Dad xx

Page updated 8 January 2018