Abby (16) from London

At the age of 12, Abby was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She endured six rounds of chemotherapy and in January 2015 Abby was told that the cancer was in remission. Unfortunately, two weeks later Abby’s cancer aggressively returned and she was told that it had spread into a bone in her back, and progressed to Stage 4. With limited options left, Abby took part in a medical trial which included stem cell therapy, which was successful and she went into remission in October 2015. Abby has been supported by Teens Unite. The project runs motivational workshops for young people following a cancer diagnosis. For Abby, it gave her a space to spend time with other youngsters going through similar experiences and helped rebuild her confidence.