UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news

MetiNews.Com - A charity has launched a campaign calling on young people to have a loved one by their side

UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news

MetiNews.Com - A charity has launched a campaign calling on young people to have a loved one by their side

UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news
23 February 2021 - 16:15

Breaking News ! Coronavirus has not just left people seriously ill and battling the virus in hospital, it has also had a huge impact on patients suffering from other conditions. The virus has also left many young people, including 24-year-old Sophie Mulligan, facing the prospect of undergoing cancer treatment alone. Sophie, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, told how she cried as she arrived at the Christie Hospital in Didsbury, to begin three weeks of treatment without the support of her mum. "My mum drove me from Liverpool to Manchester and literally dropped me off at the door with my suitcase," she told the Mirror. "I had to walk in and I knew that I wasn’t going to be seeing her for a good few weeks while I had my treatment. "She was crying, I was crying and I was trying to lug this suitcase on my own. "As soon as I was through those doors I knew I was alone and I wasn’t going to see anyone that I knew until I was discharged again. "All kinds of things run through your head. You think, what if things get really bad and I get really ill and I don’t make it through?" Sophie, from Liverpool, added: "The distance made me feel more isolated too because I wasn’t even in the same city as all my family. "If I wanted clean clothes or snacks, my mum would have to drive to Manchester, give a bag of clean clothes to a security guard who would bring the bag up to the ward I was on." Sophie underwent treatment at The Christie (Image: DAILY MIRROR) CLIC Sargent, a cancer charity, is working with the Teenage Cancer Trust on the Hand2Hold campaign, which urges the Government to make sure all young people have somebody by their side during treatment. Sophie, who was initially diagnosed in 2015 but saw the cancer return, said she was able to keep in touch with her family through phone calls and video chat but that it wasn't the same as a loved one being there in person. She said: "One day I was running a really high fever and had a really bad headache.

. "I really could have done with someone there because I didn’t want to look at a screen. A campaign has been set up calling on people like Sophie to have a loved one with them as they undergo treatment (Image: DAILY MIRROR) "I needed someone there to talk to me and have a hand to hold. It would have made all the difference. "You can’t take on cancer alone, you just can’t do it. "Your family and friends are your support network. They are the people that keep you going. "I look back sometimes and wonder how I survived those three weeks completely isolated." To find out more about the Hand2Hold campaign, visit: www.teenagecancertrust.org/hand2hold or www.clicsargent.org.uk Read More Related Articles Man charged after 'stealing from ambulance’ while paramedics responded to 999 call  Read More Related Articles 'We can now start to grieve' say family of 'fabulous daughter' stabbed to death and found in bedsit next to body of abusive boyfriend

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UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news


UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news


UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news


UK Young woman faced three-week cancer treatment without family due to pandemic last minute news

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