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    Nicky’s Story

    7th November 2018

    Nicky is 52, and has been married for 30 years. She has two daughters aged 21 and 24, and a house full of animals. In December 2014, at the age of 49, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was supported by Cavendish Cancer Care through physio healing, after having chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She has since volunteered for Cavendish as part of the Buddy Scheme.

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    Carly’s Story

    17th September 2018

    Carly was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 26: she came to the Cavendish for sessions of reflexology and healing between having treatment and working. She has since become Events Manager at the local Abbeydale Brewery, and has rallied together a team to run in the Sheffield 10k in aid of Cavendish.

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    Gabriel’s Story

    3rd September 2018

    "People didn’t tell me at first that my mum’s cancer was terminal. I came to my own realisation of how ill she was a few of weeks before she passed away.” Gabriel, 23, lost his mum to cancer when he was just 15 years old. He was supported by Cavendish Cancer Care’s Children and Young Peoples service at the time and since then has volunteered for the speaking team to raise awareness of Cavendish's work.

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    Peter’s Story

    15th June 2015

    The transformation in me since starting my treatment at the Cavendish has been amazing. I feel so much better - I’m sleeping well, I’m less anxious, I’ve got more energy, more enthusiasm, and more confidence.

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    Holly’s story

    20th March 2015

    Holly, 23, is a midwife from Sheffield. She was a carer for her Nan, who sadly passed away from cancer in August 2014.

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    Phil’s story

    16th May 2014

    was 53 years of age in Dec 2005 when the diagnosis was made. I was a man’s man and when my wife found a lump on my neck I didn’t want to bother the GP but my wife insisted. I had served as a Fire Officer with South Yorkshire…

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    Louise’s story

    16th May 2014

    The difficult thing is coming to terms with the fear of it coming back. That’s where Cavendish can help. Louise worked for Cavendish for 8 years as a therapist, offering Reiki and reflexology. In 2012 she was diagnosed with bladder cancer and became…

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    Kurt’s story

    16th May 2014

    On the 10th December 2009 my world came close to ending. My best friend, my buddy, my wife to be was in theatre at Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital having a major operation to remove a cancerous tumour from her abdomen. To get all technical it was a retroperitoneal sarcoma,…

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    Dallas’s story

    16th May 2014

    I’m a talker, from a family of talkers, but I just couldn’t find the words to say how I felt. Dallas was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 11th 2003 aged 33. At the time she was working as a primary school teacher.

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    Margaret’s story

    13th May 2014

    They helped me realise its not always about ‘being strong’ – you have to open up. In 2006 Margaret  was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer age 57. Several years before, her husband Don had been successfully treated for bowel cancer.

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