I like to say that cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.
I’m not going to say having cancer is easy. Most of the time, it’s really hard. Cancer took away a lot of my teenage years from me. I love Ayr and everything about my hometown, but we had to keep leaving all the time for appointments and treatment – and the treatment didn’t work, either.
I was always sick, and different. Cancer can be really lonely at times, actually. But I’ve been so lucky to have my mum right beside me the whole way. She’s a nurse, which has really helped. She never stopped trying to find answers for me – not once.
We tried other places and other things before The Wesley. But Mum told me she knew this was the place that could save my life. I can honestly say, I love my whole medical team. They never do anything without looking at all the options and the risks. I’ve got a lot of complex conditions so there’s a lot at stake. I literally owe them my life.