Tom

St Petersburg
St Petersburg

Tom is only 19 years old, but has had more invasive treatment and surgery for his colon cancer than most people will endure in a lifetime. Mum, Sarah, wrote to 4 Cancer to explain how low Tom was feeling, although he never complained about everything he was going through. 4 Cancer offered Tom the chance to achieve one of his dreams and visit St Petersburg, along with Scandinavia.

Mum said: "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for giving my Tom his smile back. Even when life throws the most awful health challenges at our loved ones, and the dark days are truly horrendous it's comforting to know that there are some wonderful organizations and partnerships who can help us to try and rebuild our lives and make dreams come true. We cannot thank you all enough, you have truly put a smile on my lovely son's face when I wasn't able to, and to me (his mum), that is just priceless. Thank you so much xx" Sarah

This is a true story but the names have been changed to protect the identity of the individuals concerned

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