For some children, those dreams are interrupted and sometimes shattered, by a cancer diagnosis.
We’re here to ensure that whenever a child receives a cancer diagnosis, they have the best possible chance of survival. We won’t let cancer stand in the way of a child’s hope for the future.
As part of our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign this year, we asked children and young people with cancer what they want to be when they grow up. Here you can see some of the hopes and dreams these children have for their future, and find out more about their stories.
Will you help us spread awareness of childhood cancer by sharing these stories? Help us throughout September by sharing using the hashtag #WhenIGrowUpCCAM across all social media channels.
Jaymen was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January 2019, at nearly two years old. It started with flu-like symptoms. Just before lockdown Jaymen has finished his immunotherapy and had his end of treatment scans. He's now officially in remission. When he grows up he wants toRead Jaymen's story
Astrid was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was two years old. Astrid is now on maintenance treatment, and appears to be a totally healthy, normal child now. She's always smiling and laughing. When she grows up she wants to be a nurse.Read Astrid's story
Bella-Rose was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was only three years old. She had a bone marrow transplant in 2016, and still has regular hospital appointments. When she grows up she wants to be a hairdresser for dolls.Read Bella-Rose's story