Teen Stories

Meet Tyler, 23, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

It was on February 5th when I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, which is an aggressive cancer of the blood. “Cancer” - that was the only word that I could take in,...

Meet Kirushni, 21, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Meet Kirushni. Over the past few months, Kirushni has been documenting her journey as she battles cancer for a third time. She found Teens Unite a number of years ago, when she was...

Meet Amanda, Hypoplastic MDS, Severe Aplastic Anaemia

I had just finished my 2nd year of university when I was diagnosed with hypoplastic MDS/ severe aplastic anaemia. I am currently being weaned off the medication that has been keeping...

Meet Yassine, 24, Hodgkin's Lymphoma

"When I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I was starting university and I had started a new job. It was a new phase of my life. When I was first diagnosed everything...

Meet Brandon, 17, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

"I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May 2017, just after finishing my first year of college at the age of 17. I had to drop everything I was doing due to prolonged...

Meet Abby, 13, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

“I was 12 years old the first time I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and 13 when I relapsed. When I was diagnosed, I had just finished Year 7 at school and it was the...

Meet Elise, 15, Brain Tumour

My name is Elise and I am 15 years old. I was 11 when I was diagnosed with a brain tumour called a Medulloblastoma.  My balance was all over the place and I woke up every day...

Meet Katie, 18, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, just after turning eighteen. At that time I was in my final year of school, doing my A levels and finalising my university choices for...

Meet Jeremy, 17, Hodgkins Lymphoma

On February 27th when I was 17 years old and in the middle of my mock A Level exams I was told those three words than no one wants to hear, that no one imagines they’re going to hear…...

Meet Derry, 20, Brain Tumour

I was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 20. At that time, I was 6 months into a Building and Plumbing Apprenticeship, I was ready to start my driving lessons and ready...

Meet Marcus, 15, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

I was just 15 years old when I was diagnosed with cancer. Before my diagnosis I loved playing football and I was about to start my GCSE’s at school. I started to feel unwell, so...

Meet Jess, 19, Brain Tumour

Back in 2013 in my first year at university I had just come back from my holiday and had been sent for an MRI scan because my GP thought I had epilepsy. The MRI scan soon revealed a...

Meet Jess, 20, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Turning negative circumstances into positive memories sums up Teens Unite.   Once being diagnosed with cancer, I had no idea what was on the other side: a charity dedicated to...

Meet Kai, 19, Brain Tumour

Hello, I'm Kai, a 19 year old biomedical science student from South London. Roughly eight years ago, I started to get really painful headaches which would never go away and restricted...

Meet Azreen, 19, Ewings Sarcoma

My symptoms started during the start of Year 13. The entire academic year was spent in excruciating pain. I had a pain in my tailbone that progressively got worse from not being able...

Meet Zoe, 17, Hodgkins Lymphoma

I'm Zoe, aged 17. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma earlier this year. I've now finished my treatment and waiting to have a scan. The side effects of treatment made...

Meet Harry, 20, Testicular Cancer

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer when I was 20 years old. I immediately thought my life had been given an expiry date, but thanks to surgery, chemotherapy and then further major...

Meet Chloe, 14, Hodgkins Lymphoma

My name is Chloe and I am now 18 years old. In August 2013, at the age of 14, I was diagnosed with stage 3a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Before my cancer diagnosis I was like many other 14...

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