Turning negative circumstances into positive memories sums up Teens Unite.
Once being diagnosed with cancer, I had no idea what was on the other side: a charity dedicated to not just uniting teens with something in common, but to create friendships which last forever.
Being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia meant I was isolated throughout my treatment. Visitors had to anti-bac their hands before entering and if I left my room, I needed to wear the horrible masks to cover my mouth and nose. But after receiving four rounds of chemotherapy lasting six months, I was unleashed back into the world of fresh air, people and germs.
Teens Unite visited me in hospital and treated me to a manicure and pizza. Five months later I attended my first event to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where guess what, we had more pizza. This led to the best week of my life, where I attended the Activity Stay. I found a new family with 20 other young people in the same situation as me and we still talk every day almost a year on.
Teens Unite isn't just a charity to me, it was the beginning of restarting my life.
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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