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Adelle, 17 from Belfast

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In November 2017, Adelle’s best friend Victoria died from acute myeloid leukaemia. Several months after Victoria’s death, Adelle fell ill and doctors confirmed that she had the same cancer as her best friend. Adelle underwent chemotherapy which was initially successful. However her health deteriorated and at one point doctors even considered palliative care. Thankfully Adelle began to recover and in October 2018 was well enough for a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Throughout her diagnosis and treatment, Adelle has been supported by Cancer Fund Northern Ireland. The charity receives funding from BBC Children in Need to deliver residential sessions for young people who have been affected by cancer.

 

Having cancer has taught me not to take life for granted and has really put things into perspective for me. I think being a part of Team Rickshaw will be a real challenge for me but I’m looking forward to getting on the road, sharing my story and helping to raise money for BBC Children in Need

Adelle

Cancer Fund for Children delivers a programme of residentials to young people aged between 12 and 17 years old who have been diagnosed with cancer. The residentials enable young people to take part in activities that they wouldn’t normally get chance to due to their illness, such as outdoor activities like canoeing or hillwalking, art and music workshops or group reflection sessions which encourage the young people to relax and have fun, whilst also helping them to cope better with their illness.

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