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...

Rose - 13 years old

She has known for a while that her cancer is terminal, and she told me a few days ago. I don't want to believe it.

Hi, my mum has been ill since 2014, and they thought she had kidney stones, so she has lots of operations. But she was still ill and in 2015 they diagnosed her with bladder cancer, this was terrifying as I always thought of cancer as a horrible thing but I never thought it would affect me.

She had chemo and an operation to remove her bladder, it went well and they told her the cancer was gone.

My mum was ill again just before Christmas of 2015, with an infection, they found out her cancer had come back in two places. I was heartbroken, it was such a shock. She has had radiotherapy which helped a bit.

She has known for a while that her cancer is terminal, and she told me a few days ago. I don't want to believe it. Why does it have to happen to us? Or anyone? It is spreading fast, so I'm just going to spend every day with my mum like it's her last.

It's hard because I feel lonely, none of my friends understand, even though they are supportive. I want my mum to be proud of me, she is my best friend and I know that she will look down on me and watch me grow up. I hope you know that you're not alone, that it's happening to other people too.

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