Ana Salcu, Romania

“Spending time alone, with your own thoughts, proved to be a way of personal growth for me and, now, after these years, it became more of a necessity. The whole experience, bad or good, was like having your eyes opened. You start seeing the most important things in your life, you start prioritizing things the…

Sandra Kravec, Lithuania

I’m 20 years old. I got sick when I was 14 years old, so I don’t have much to tell about myself and my achievements… What I love the most? I think, my dogs and drawing. 🙂 Now, since, I got out of a small room, I want to do as many things as I…

Lauris Uzulniks, Latvia

I am 18 years old and almost 3 years ago I’ve been diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma and this year I had Hip endoprosthesis surgery for both legs. And now I’m trying to get back in my past life. Actually I’m guy with many of crazy ideas – to make something, to go somewhere, to see…

Volha Likhachova, Belarus

I am 38 years old. I am a professional lawyer, human rights activist. For 15 years, I worked in the NGO sector in the field of human rights protection. I worked with the rights of people with disabilities in Belarus during many years also. I am a happy person, because I love my profession and…

Alex Tene, Denmark

“I only found out about my diagnosis when I was almost done with my treatment. I haven’t heard anyone pronouncing the word “cancer”… Thus, right from the beginning, everyone around me kept reminding me how much longer I have to be in the hospital and somehow, all of a sudden, my problem had an expiration…

Magdalena Jaworska, Poland

“I am Magdalena and I’m 21 years old. Three years ago, I’ve finished my chemotherapy treatment. My battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma took the whole of 2014. The most important thing during that year was the trust I had in my doctor and the support of family and friends. Nothing was fine at the time. I…

Hollie-Louise O’Donoghue, Ireland

“Four years after being diagnosed at the age of 22, I still had not met anyone in my age group who had experienced having cancer and everything that goes with it, and it wasn’t that I didn’t try find someone. There was no supports or considerations for young adults who experience a cancer diagnosis in…

Ethan McLaughlin, UK

So I was diagnosed with cancer, last March in my final year of my Undergraduate course. I completed treatment in June of 2016. Since that point I have worked to try and offer my insight into how to improve services to other young people like myself. Outside of cancer, my field of Interest is International Politics…

Petra Měšťanová, Czech Republic

I was diagnose with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and i know belong to the Pink Bubble cancer charity based in the Czech Republic At the age of eighteen, you will not realize that something can come and completely overturn your life. And not just you, but whole family. In the most difficult moments, we were able to laugh, thanks to the…

Anna Bujag, Moldova

“Every story has a once upon a time … So does mine. My battle started 9 years ago. I was 15 years old when I was diagnosed with micro lymphoblastic Non-Hodgkin lymphoma IV B stage affecting the cervical bilateral lymph, nasopharynx, spleen, and bone marrow. Doctors told my parents that I won’t live more than…

Denise Corbetta, Italy

I’m 24 years old. I attend the Tourism University in Como. I’ll have the graduation in December. I’m a sunny and smiling girl. I’m optimistic and friendly. I love traveling and animals.  I work in a foundation, B.LIVE (www.bliveworld.org), and I’m an event organiser there. We work with guys that have or have had oncological…

Milica Siminovic, Serbia

“I spent part of my childhood hanging out with leukemia, but in return I got wonderful friends amongst the survivors that understand me, I learned how to enjoy life, how to change something that needs to be changed, and the most important thing – I got the experience that I can use to help others!”

Dana Nica, Romania

“I was shocked to find out I have cancer but after two years spent in the hospital, I finally understood that it was not the end of my story. Together we can help others become winners as well!” Dana Nica, Romanian young cancer survivor

Andreea Samartinean, Romania

“When I had to face cancer, I realized that true strength is not physical and it comes from the desire of not being overcome. Andrea, a young cancer survivor. Together we can help others become winners as well!” Andreea Samartinean, Romanian young cancer survivor

Milos Radulovic, Serbia

“Life is like a roller coaster, sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. That is why we have to be ready for the good and the bad times in our lives. I am a cancer survivor (osteosarcoma) … And yes, I almost forgot, I work to help people who find themselves in the same situation I…

Cristian Oana, Romania

“I could not face the mirror, I could not understand why it was happening to me, but the entire experience, helped me become who I am today. I am Cristi and I won the battle against cancer.” Cristian Oana, Romanian young cancer survivor

Erik Sturesso, Sweden

My name is Erik Sturesson, I’m from Sweden and I am today 29 years young. In 2003, I got non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, T-cell (a lymphoblastic lymphoma). I never recovered. I have a list of various diagnoses and take 14 medications daily. I decided to start with activism eight months ago to change things. The reason being…

Emanuel Schipor, Romania

“During treatment, there were moments when I felt I could lose everything but this helped me want more from life. I am Emi, a cancer survivor. Together we can help others become winners as well!” Emanuel Schipor, Romanian young cancer survivor

Ajla Nizic, Bosnia

When I was four, I was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma. Luckily for me it was in early stage so at the end there were no complications and everything went just fine. I am in Survivor group since 2013 and I am president of our Survivor group since  2015. Also I am a volunteer in my…

Georgian Baloiu, Romania

“I know what it means to spend months in the hospital, away from home but I learned how to distinguish true friends in the process. I am Georgian and I won against cancer. Together we can help others become winners as well!” Georgian Baloiu, Romanian young cancer survivor

Lyndsey Connolly, Ireland

“Being diagnosed with cancer so young, in the middle of figuring out who you are and where you want to go, is hell. Its the only word I think can describe it. You go through things that some people will never experience in their lifetime. It is during this that you realise how important it…

Eleonora Bianchi, Italy

My name is Eleonora and I was born in 1993 on September 26. I’m studying at the university and I work as a secretary in a music school. I love taking photos, reading romantic books and Paulo Coelho’s books. I also love listening to rock music and my favourite group are the Bon Jovi. I’m…

Varduhi Sargsyan, Armenia

I am Varduhi Sargsyan from Armenia. I was diagnosed Hodgkin Lymphoma last year. After months of chemotherapy followed by a radiation therapy, I am now in remission. But during this time I realised what a challenge it is to be a cancer patient in a developing country – with all the misconceptions and lack of…

Kseniya Vilkouskaya, Belarus

I was diagnosed with lymphogranulomatosis (Lymphoma Hodgkin) when I was 28 years old. I underwent a course of chemotherapy and a course of radiation therapy. In the process of treatment, I had many questions and difficulties. Treatment lasted 8 months. Now I pass the adaptation period. Life values ​​have changed and my position for life…

Morven Brown, UK

I recently qualified as a health psychologist. After having Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 23 years old (a long time ago now!), it made me interested in learning about peoples’ experiences of illness and how it affects them. I am also interested in how people can be supported to lead healthier lives. Since working in cancer research,…

Tom Farrington, UK

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was 20 and am nearing a year since I finished treatment. The whole experience for me was very isolating. I had to stop attending University and was unable to see my friends. I was also unable to continue practicing music which I had been studying. My fields…

Guy Tavori, Israel

I am a ex-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient, had chemo, Autolugus transplant and allo transplant, cancer free since 2009. Social worker at a survivor clinic at a hospital, also a Board member at flute of light and global LC. I focus on quality of life and empowerment and communication in the medical world.

Pawel Klonowski, Poland

“My name is Pawel and I come from Poland. I am a fitness instructor with a lot of energy to share with other people. When I was diagnosed with bone cancer in my spine, it was huge and devastating turn of events in my life. Not only I had to stop doing all the things…

Simona Hristova, Bulgaria

“I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February 2007. In the beginning I didn’t understand exactly what’s going on but when I saw my family’s faces I knew it was bad. I started chemotherapy immediately. My life suddenly shifted from school to the hospital environment and my teenager problems turned into a life and…

João Nisa, Portugal

Engineering student with 21 years. Native of Castelo Branco, Portugal. At the age of 7 I was diagnosed with an Hodgkin Lymphoma and, as a result, I was followed in the Coimbra Hospital for a year. I am part of the Acreditar (POR) cancer organisation, our mission is to heal the children and young people…

Pastor Noemi, Romania

“After overcoming my initial shock regarding hair loss, I realized that looks are not everything. True beauty comes from the inside. I am Noemi, a survivor. Together we can help others become winners as well!” Pastor Noemi, Romanian young cancer survivor

Bradley Gudger, UK

Cancer to me is not a blessing, nor is it a curse, its somewhere in between. Cancer has been the biggest challenge I have ever faced, and possibly will ever face. Cancer has given me moments of anger, sadness, isolation and confusion, but it has also given me hope, maturity, strength and resilience. I feel…