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...

Losing my mum

ďAt the funeral, we played the song with a tribute video we had made for my mum"

Sarah’s mother died from cervical cancer when Sarah was 16 years old. In an interview placed on the NHS Choices websiteSarah says: “In the two weeks before my mum's death, I listened to Autumn all the time. I don't know why but I found it really comforting. “Paolo's album, These Streets, was one of my favourite albums around the time my mum was diagnosed with cancer, when I was 13, and Autumn always resonated with me.”

Just as Sarah found comfort in music, perhaps you will find comfort in listening to her version of the song “Autumn” that she recorded and played at her mother’s funeral.

You can listen to the recording on YouTube.

Page updated 13 July 2016