Lyndsey Connolly, Ireland - Youth Cancer Europe (YCE)

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 is for there to be support for young people, for us to be recognised, to give us a voice. It is because of this that I have volunteered both in Ireland and Europe, to make things better for people who have and will walk in my shoes. Cancer is a disease that turns your world upside down and tries to take so much from you. But here’s a secret, what I have learnt; young people are warriors, we meet cancer with strength and determination, we show it we are not afraid, every time it tries to kick us down, we get right back up and show cancer that young people are stronger than it will ever be.”