January 2012 Newsletter Impact Young Heroes

Happy new year everyone and welcome to the first edition of 2012.  I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. In this months newsletter we bring you the latest ‘Beat Cancer with Nutrition’ where we take a look at a leafy green called Kale. Often underestimated yet a nutritional powerhouse, Kale […]

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Beat cancer with nutrition: Watercress

Watercress is often placed to the side of a plate as a decorative garnish, but it has been revered for its health properties for centuries. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, is believed to have located his first hospital close to a freshwater stream to have a ready supply of the plant, while 17th Century herbalist […]

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August 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the August edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter. Everyone loves chocolate….right? but did you know that a little dark chocolate a day literally will keep the doctor at bay? Read on to find out the reason why. We express our thanks to those who have fundraised over the last month, including Jamie Hiles; a […]

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Beating cancer with nutrition: Rhubarb crumble

  Beating cancer with nutrition Rhubarb crumble – the new cancer-busting superfood  Researchers have found that the traditional family favourite, like many red vegetables, contains cancer killing chemicals.  More suprising baking the plant for 20 minutes – like in a crumble or pie – dramatically increases their concentration.  Now it is hoped that extracting the substances […]

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Katie’s Corner March 2010

Most people (including me before chemotherapy) assume chemotherapy means losing your hair and feeling sick, how totally wrong could I be! Not only did I lose my hair, feel sick and put on about 5 stone I also encountered symptoms that a 22 year old would have nightmares about; My mum preparing to shave my […]

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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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Cancers which are most common in children and young people

Since starting the makeabigdifference newsletter, we have featured the stories of many young people Impact Young Heroes have supported over the years.  We have read their inspiring stories starting with their life as a regular teenager, to diagnosis, right through to treatment and beyond.  But what do we really know about the cancer’s these young […]

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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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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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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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