Teen, Kirushni was diagnosed with Anapaestic Large Cell Lymphoma- a rare type of cancer of the lymphoid tissue. at the age of 12.
Following her treatment, recovery, relapse and bone marrow transplant Kirushni is now in remission and has attended multiple activities and workshops with Teens Unite, which have helped her overcome the social, emotional and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis. Kirushni is now studying Optometry at University said the following about her Teens Unite volunteering experience:
“Volunteering for Teens Unite gave me the opportunity to build my confidence as well as gain and learn new experiences. Being on the other side as a volunteer as opposed to a teen, is really an eye opener to how much you do make a difference to the lives of other young people who are going through a similar situation as you. Seeing other teens smile and enjoying themselves at events is such an irreplaceable and humbling feeling; again reminding me of the amazing charity that have supported me since I have been remission.
I would highly recommend anyone to volunteer for Teens Unite as it is a phenomenal charity that really does make a difference to young people who have/had cancer. The best part is seeing the teens making friends, socialising and enjoying themselves. Words cannot describe the joy you get by personally experiencing and helping a charity that brings together such inspiring teens.”
If Kirushni has inspired you to volunteer your time, take a look at our upcoming opportunities here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Volunteering with Teens Unite has changed my personality and outlook on life. When I hear all the amazing things the teens say about Teens Unite, I can tell they mean every word.Nathan, 23, Volunteer
Teens Unite isn't just a charity to me, it was the beginning of restarting my life.Jess, 22, Teen, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
When Elliot started receiving the support of Teens Unite, I could see a change in him straightaway. His outlook on life was becoming positive again and I gained strength from seeing my little boy accepting what had happened and starting to move forward.David, Parent to Elliot, 18, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
I needed help and that's where Teens Unite came in. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and the reason I met Teens Unite was to save my life.Harry, 20, Teen, Testicular Cancer
With Teens Unite, I finally realised that I could climb out of this massive hole that I had been digging because I wasn't alone anymore.Leanne, 21, Teen, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
If it wasn't for Teens Unite, I wouldn't be where I am now. They have been really supportive and given me the strength to push myself and not give up.Derry, 20, Teen, Brain Tumour
My wife inspired me to volunteer following her fight against cancer. I wanted to help others carry on living their lives the way she did. And that's exactly what Teens Unite does.John, 64, Volunteer