3rd Birthday Thoughts

 WOW, we made it to 3… where did the time go? I’ll start with an apology, I’ve been incredibly quiet with blogs, social media posts and generalnetworking, let’s just say 2023 has been busy. But we’re still here and we’re still doing amazing things to support the mental health of people living with...

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An Anonymous Story

My son was diagnosed with metastatic cancer at the age of 2 years and 2 months.  He was diagnosed following a lengthy five week battle with the GP and hospital who refused to believe he was so seriously ill.  They thought I had post-natal depression because I had just given birth to my...

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Charity Update

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. I look at these words everyday as I sit at my desk and run this small but mighty charity. They’ve been with me from the very start and are a daily reminder that we can, and we need to do brilliant things. The last few months have been incredible, new...

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Lou – A Mum’s Story

After my son Joe had his Bone Marrow treatment in 2018 there was a period of absolute joy, relief and gratitude – we were home at last, he was cancer-free and we could begin to rebuild our lives! During his treatment we were all in ‘fight or flight’ mode (I liken it to ‘limp mode’ in a car...

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Jade’s Story

I was diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, on my 8th right rib on the 2nd of January 2015. I was 17 and in my sixth form studies. I remember crying after being told the news but after that it felt like I was floating in a void as I watched things happen, I never really absorbed...

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J’s Story

My name is J and I am 26, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (t-cell) when I was 8 years old. At the time it was very much a situation of having to just soldier on and treat my cancer as a normal part of childhood but what I hadn’t realised was how much of a strain it had on my...

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Amelia’s Story

Mental health is the forgotten symptom of cancer.  Doctors deal with the physical through surgery, check-ups, blood tests and scans, but there is rarely someone there to help you navigate the complicated mess that you are left with after being discharged or put into remission. This is...

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Stanley & Sonya’s Story

We were recommended to contact Mind over Cancer from Sophie our Sons Young lives Vs Cancer support worker as I mentioned to her that our other son was struggling with his brother having cancer and being newly diagnosed. It was such a shock to us all.  From the moment we contacted them I felt a...

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Alice’s Story

I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma when I was 22, back in 2018. I had some intense trial chemo, which meant my time “on treatment” was relatively short at four months, but due to the intensity of the regime I was almost constantly hospitalised and the recovery after was long. Both physically...

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Run Sandringham 5k for Mind Over Cancer

Save the Date:  Sunday 19 June 2022 Run Sandringham 5k for Mind Over Cancer. Join us, step up and run with us (yes, the small but beautiful MOC team are doing it too!) Register online directly with the organisers: https://totalracetiming.co.uk/race/272 and then let us know –  we will present you...

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