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...

Leanne - 12 years old

The next day we had a call from the surgeon saying that mums operation was a success. We were all so pleased.

I was shaking with frightness. What could be so important that my mum and my grandparents had to tell my bother and I? "You know your mum has been very sick. She has been to the doctors and they have told us that your mum has got lung cancer", said my granddad shakily. I was shocked sitting there shaking with fear. I couldn't believe what I had heard. My brother and I started crying so hard. My nana said "everything is going to be ok, because she will have radiotherapy and chemotherapy and then will come the big operation." We all started crying and then my brother and I went over and hugged my mum. Months passed by and it was time for the operation. We were all worried about losing her, but we were all keeping strong. The next day we had a call from the surgeon saying that mums operation was a success. We were all so pleased. We went and visited her the next day. I was so happy she was ok. I am so thankful that my mum is still alive today.

Page updated 18 July 2012