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...

Sarah - 17 years old

I feel like everyone forgets that my dad has cancer and I feel like I'm in this on my own.

I am 17 years old and I am living with both my parents and my sister. My dad has lymphoma cancer. My dad has just had his last round of chemo therapy and will start radiotherapy after he has had some scans.

I thought I was coping well with my dad's illness and I thought I was still quite a happy person but these past few weeks have been really hard and I'm not sure how to cope. I feel like everyone forgets that my dad has cancer and I feel like I'm in this on my own. None of my friends know what to say to me and I rarely talk to anyone about my dad and his illness because I don't want to bother anyone with my problems.

I miss how things used to be and I'm afraid that I'm becoming depressed.

Page updated 11 November 2015