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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Nissar Bahadur’s Story: The inspiration for Impact Young Heroes

Nissar was a trainee working for Impact, the charitable organisation. He proved to be a talented, thoughtful and hardworking young man who made a lasting impression on everyone he had close contact with, both in his professional and personal life. In early 2004 he developed a stomach complaint which progressively got worse. To everyone’s shock, […]

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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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Kerry’s Story

19 year old Kerry is a beautiful and inspiring young woman, who at just 14 years old was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), a fast growing cancer of the white blood cells which accounts for about 75 to 80 percent of the childhood leukemia’s. Kerry spent the next 2 years of her life battling […]

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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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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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