Our stories

Without personal stories from people affected by leukaemia, it would be impossible for us to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and fundraise for further research. If you would like to share your leukaemia journey, please get in touch with us on communications@leukaemiauk.org.uk
‘Life Part Two’ – Leila’s AML story

22 May 2024 Patient

‘Life Part Two’ – Leila’s AML story

“I attended the pharmacy twice, rang 101 around four times, (as I kept trying to make GP appointments but there...
‘Getting on with it’: Lizzie’s life with ALL

13 May 2024 Patient

‘Getting on with it’: Lizzie’s life with ALL

“I was told the lumps on my head would go if I used dandruff shampoo………. But I just KNEW that...
Danae’s leukaemia in numbers

9 May 2024 Patient

Danae’s leukaemia in numbers

Danae’s leukaemia in numbers:  433 vials of blood taken (ongoing)  7 bone marrow biopsies (ongoing)  21 chemo bags (gemtuzumab ozogamicin,...
My reservoir of courage

9 May 2024 Patient

My reservoir of courage

“Within the stark confines of illness, I discovered resilience and a reservoir of courage I never knew existed.”  Shilpa Sehdev’s...
Billie the Brave

18 April 2024 Patient

Billie the Brave

“The chemotherapy they use is so harsh on little kids’ bodies. It would be nice to have a future where...
Ciaran and Denise’s journey to Dragons’ Den

28 March 2024 Patient

Ciaran and Denise’s journey to Dragons’ Den

“I’ve gotta admit going on Dragons’ Den I was scared – I’ve faced leukaemia but my stomach was in my...
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song 

26 March 2024 Patient

My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song 

Ruth was my North, my South, my East and West    Steering my boat through the calm but sometimes stormy waters...
Fundraising as a way to turn a “rubbish situation into something positive”

20 March 2024 Patient

Fundraising as a way to turn a “rubbish situation into something positive”

“We had walked into the ward at 4pm, by 5pm we were calling our three daughters to tell them I had leukaemia and by 5:30pm I...