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...

Jess - aged 13

It hasn't sunk in, but I'm cherishing every moment with my Nan.

These days, I'm most likely to be angry, confused, upset or not knowing how I'm feeling at all.

I was on holiday with my dad in Portugal, I came home to my mom's, mom sat me down and told me Nan had a brain tumour. I was keeping my hopes up, blocking it all out, acting as if my Nan was still fine.

A few weeks later she was home, and went for some tests and a biopsy. Since then we have found out its terminal. It hasn't sunk in, but I'm cherishing every moment with my Nan.

Page updated 18 July 2012