"Because they did so much for me, I wanted to raise some money for Teenage Cancer Trust to say thank you."
"It helped having friends going through similar experiences as they knew what was happening to me and I didn't have to explain things."
"Last Christmas was a really difficult time for me. It was my boys’ first Christmas, so I’d wanted it to be really special for them but I was so poorly that I couldn’t even eat my Christmas dinner."
"I felt physically and mentally exhausted due to my extensive surgery, the new medications I was taking, trying to recover and getting used to the new me."
"While I was going through cancer, I just wanted to protect my family from my worries and the worst of my treatment."
"It's great to be able to do normal things again and enjoy my life."
"I'm hoping to be well for Christmas so that I can spend time with my family and friends. After everything that has happened over the last year, it will be nice to be able to relax and celebrate."
"A lot of my school friends at the time wanted to bubble-wrap me and they questioned what I should be doing"
"I was a healthy 19 year old one minute, and then I was told I couldn't do the things that I liked."
"It was meant to be a routine scan, so I was shocked when that and a biopsy showed I had Ewing’s Sarcoma in my spine."