GET SUPPORT GET CONNECTED Your Voices Ben What cancer were you diagnosed with? acute lymphocytic leukaemia What age were you diagnosed? 22 What has helped you to thrive? What’s keeping me going is the support from nurses family and partner. Everyone have been so supportive and it’s so overwhelming to see what it actually there for us. Never will i feel alone when it comes to this battle because there is so much support. I’m hoping to go home for a few days at the end of the week just to have a break and spend time with my partner. But the support and positive thinking is what’s helping me massively. This is going to be a journey but oh boy am I ready. Ben's Story My diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukaemia came after having issues with what I thought was tonsillitis multiple doctors appointments but nothing. I then was admitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon where further tests were run and as recent as 2 weeks ago my world shattered and was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia. The doctors and nurses were so understanding and helpful to the situation as you can imagine it’s shock, and as it’s still pretty fresh it hasn’t sunk in. I have been admitted straight to the Oxford Hospital and started my chemotherapy, the doctors and nurses haven’t wasted any time with that. They have been amazing and supportive. The nurses have gone above and beyond to make my stay as welcome as possible. The place has beautiful gardens which you can go for fresh air. They have day rooms for essentials and just a place to have time out. This is just the start of me for my journey as I have been in hospital for 2 weeks and got a long road ahead of me.