Archive for category: Personal Stories

Iain cycles FROG in memory of mum

Iain Taylor (45), from Glenravel, got involved with FROG 13 years ago after his mum Elizabeth sadly died from cancer. “My mum was only just retired and was caring for my dad who had Parkinson’s. She had been a nurse practically all her life. She probably didn’t take the same care of her own health....


Why Tim finds Cancer Focus NI’s counselling a real lifeline

Holywood man Tim Page, who is married to Ruth and has two sons, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1984 at just 20 years of age. Since then he has had blood cancer four more times and had been through exhaustive treatments. In December 2017, he had a donor transplant and is recovering well. He...


Joanna shares her mouth cancer story

Civil servant Joanna May, from Co Down, was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells on her tongue – she shares her story to help highlight mouth cancer awareness month in November, and stresses the need for regular check-ups. She says: “It all started about four years ago when I hurt my shoulder. I...