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Lucia's story

Hi! My name is Lucia Pasqualino, I'm 19 years old and I have been visiting the Royal Manchester Children's hospital since I was 15 when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, a blood cancer that usually affects children of around 5 or 6. I spent months in hospital throughout my treatment which lasted from March 2005 until August 2007. Like some of you who may be reading this, the chemotherapy gave me some nasty side effects. I suffered complete hair loss and went from losing weight to gaining it every few weeks, I had sickness and many, many temperatures which landed me back in hospital.

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Natalie's story

Hi, my name is Natalie Yates and I'm 16. When I was 14, I was diagnosed with a Craniopharyngioma, a brain tumour on the pituitary gland. It was diagnosed after lots of bad headaches etc that I had for about a year, and then they got so bad that I got really ill one night and was sent into hospital (by my mum). They transferred me to Pendlebury Children's Hospital where I had an operation to drain the fluid off of the tumour, and then I stayed in for a couple of weeks, but most of it I don't really remember.

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Ambreen's story

Hi, my name is Ambreen Yasin. Last year I was told that I was at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. I was so shocked and was determined to prevent myself from getting Diabetes. I was given so much information and was told the "how's'" and "whys'" of diabetes.

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