Adam Barrett’s Story

“When I was first diagnosed, with youth on my side and an excellent prognosis, I had surprisingly few worries about the 6 cycles of chemo and the week of radiotherapy, which looked likely to be all I would need at this stage. Apart from the pain in my arm felt when the chemotherapy was administered, […]

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Kim’s Story

Kim Leeming lost her mother to the Von Hippel-Lindau condition (abbreviated VHL) when she was only 3 years old. At the time there wasn’t much information and not very many cases when her mother was suffering with this type of disease. Unfortunately she was only diagnosed a few months before she passed away. VHL is […]

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Katie’s Story

23 year old Katie Brooman had to face the grim reality of Cancer when at just 21 she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Like any other teenager, Katie was interested in fashion, music and going out with friends; she also had a job as care worker which she loved.  Here’s her story… […]

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Dan’s Story

At 16, Dan Hewitt was at a time in his life when he should have been going out with friends, playing sports, thinking of future careers, college, instead he lay hooked up to a machine undergoing intensive Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia. Dan, now 20, is the first Young Hero to move into Impact accommodation. […]

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Newsletter December 2009

Welcome to the very Christmasy December newsletter. So, here we are at the end of 2009.  It only seems like a couple of months ago when I was putting together the Christmas Newsletter for 2008. It really has been an amazing year for the charity and on the fundraising side we have seen everything from […]

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Newsletter November 2009

Introduction Welcome to the November edition of the Young Heroes newsletter. With less than 5 weeks to go until Christmas, we understand that your Christmas shopping will be well and truly underway and you’ll be busy making preparations for the all too special day so at Young Heroes we very much appreciate you taking the […]

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Newsletter October 2009

Introduction Welcome to this spooktacular edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter. The one-stop-shop for all the charities’ news and events. We did it! Yes myself, Nicola and Steven did our charity skydives in aid of Young Heroes and what an amazing experience it was!  Further down in the newsletter you can read all about my jump […]

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Akky’s Story

  Akky with girlfriend Jen 22 year old Akky from Oldham was recently referred to Young Heroes, through his social worker at Christies Hospital in Manchester. Since his diagnosis back in 2008, Akky has undergone intensive treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) which is a cancer of the white blood cells, the cells in the […]

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Newsletter Sept 2009

Introduction Welcome to the September edition of the Impact Young Heroes newsletter from makeabigdifference.org. In each monthly edition you can read about forthcoming and past Young Heroes events, up to date news and real life stories, plus much more. Firstly like many others around the globe I was so saddened to hear about the passing […]

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Newsletter August 2009

Welcome to the August edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; your one stop shop for all Young Heroes news and updates. Half way through the year already! Where does time go? It’s been a really good and busy couple of months for both fundraising teams at Young Heroes.  Sharon Brown and myself being part of the […]

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