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...

Swan - 6 year old girl

My Mummy had breast cancer when I was 4 years old. I drew this picture when I was 5.

The Breast Cancer Surprise

My nickname is Swan. I am 6 years old. My Mummy had breast cancer when I was 4 years old. It was a bit scary because I was so young and I didn’t know anyone whose Mum or Dad had breast cancer. It was a bit weird because Mummy’s hair fell out including her eyebrows.

I drew this picture when I was 5. The creatures with spikes are sucking all the patience out of Mummy’s patience cells, because she got a bit more impatient when she had cancer. The bottom patience cell, the big purple one, has already had all of its patience sucked out.

The creamy bits are falling down on the big creamy cell because the one with horns is sucking out patience and has crashed all the cells together and the cream one is dripping down to form a different, big cell at the bottom. That’s a cancer cell and it’s a big one. This is all inside her boobs.

I’m very happy that it’s all over and that it was over a year ago now.

Page updated 6 January 2015