Henry’s Story

Henry Thompson from Newtownabbey was only three years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in 2015. His parents Helen and Ian are sharing their story to raise awareness of how Cancer Fund for Children help them throughout this difficult time.  This is Henry’s story. “When Henry was about three-and-a half years…

Making precious memories

By supporting Q Radiothon you will be making a real difference to the lives of families affected by cancer and terminal illness across Northern Ireland. When Aundrea was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 42, her family and friends lives changed forever. This is Aundrea’s best friend, Claire’s story:   “Aundrea and I…

Lisa’s Cancer Journey

Lisa Hutchings who lives off the Purdysburn road in Newtownbreda shares her story of breast cancer in the hope of encouraging other women aged 40-49 and 70 plus to avail of Action Cancer’s free breast screening service. Lisa who works in the Belfast Trust as a Business Manager in the Medical Physics Service is married to…

At the end of the day, Gerard is still Gerard

When Gerard was diagnosed with Motor neurone disease at the age of 45, his family’s life changed forever. This is Gerard and his wife, Joanna’s story: “I first started noticing signs that something wasn’t right whilst I was at work. I was a joiner by trade and I was struggling to lift heavy items and…

Cancer Turned Our World Upside Down

Alison Bell’s son Ollie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when he was just six years old.  Alison said the day she was told Ollie had cancer was the stuff of nightmares. “On 18th October 2016, I went to wake my five year old son Ollie to get ready for school, just like any…

Giving something back

By supporting Q Radiothon you will be making a real difference to the lives of families affected by cancer and terminal illness across Northern Ireland. When Kathy lost three of her family members to cancer, her life changed forever. This is Kathy’s story:   My brother, Joseph “Growing up my siblings Joseph, Paul, Jim and…