Age 14, Scotland
Our entire family has been diagnosed with an extremely rare debilitating cancer – VHL. We wanted to raise awareness and give something back, so we’ve raised funds on behalf of VHL UK / Ireland and a local centre where we’ve received respite care.
My illness is challenging, but it doesn’t stop me getting involved in a variety of other projects. I’m currently working with a charity to alleviate food and fuel poverty and have been recruited to cook with people with Alzheimer’s.
I’ve met so many wonderful people through social action and learned so much. It all just drives me on.