Rebecca Cruice, Christie patient

Rebecca was 18 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare cancer of white blood cells. Rebecca asked for treatment at The Christie’s teenage and young adult unit (TYA). This gave her access to age-appropriate services including activities and counselling.

The Christie’s TYA opened in 2014 and cost £12 million, with £10 million of this provided by The Christie charity. Charitable donations still fund many of the support services at the TYA today.

Rebecca is supporting the Touching Lives campaign to thank The Christie charity for the support she had during her treatment.

“The medical treatment at The Christie is amazing and no doubt saved my life, but what made the biggest difference was the support network.
“I didn’t want to be labelled as the girl with cancer, and I met friends who were having the same experiences as me.
“Even now, I am cancer free but I still rely on the friendships I made. The Christie charity made that possible.”

- Rebecca Cruice

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