I'm A Young Adult Get Support Community I Can.Cer ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP ICAN.CER has partnered with Trekstock! Together, we can provide the best possible support for young adults living with the late effects of a childhood cancer diagnosis. Together, we can help unite them to find their confidence and be equipped with the tools to get moving again with cancer and address more of the key issues they face. We are excited to work with ICAN.CER to ensure Trekstock’s service delivery addresses the issues young adults with late effects face. ICAN.CER VISION To help support young adults who are living with the late effects of a childhood cancer diagnosis, and to ensure that they are not alone. WHY ICAN.CER IS NEEDED? There is very little support for adult survivors of a childhood cancer diagnosis, yet it is in young adulthood where many of these late effects are felt most acutely. ICAN.CER offers a supportive space and provides a community for young adults who often slip through the net despite having to face an array of visible and invisible imprints cancer has made on their lives. Trekstock is committed to work with ICAN.CER to support this community to be equipped with ways that help them live better with these late effects. “ I felt that there wasn't a group actively talking just about late effects even though it is something that a lot of us childhood cancer survivors have to deal with. As I spoke to more childhood cancer survivors I felt extra support was needed and that’s why I wanted to start this page to build a community and to support others going through similar experiences to me.” Ellen Bisci, founder of ICan.Cer WHO? ICAN.CER is a movement started by Ellen Bisci who has had Leukaemia twice, when she was 9 and 12. Ellen is now 25 and is living with multiple long-term side effects from cancer and the treatment she had including - intracranial hypertension, mild heart failure, chronic migraine, chronic fatigue and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). Ellen finished treatment 11 years ago but has noticed over the years that there hasn’t been a huge amount of knowledge (that late effects can occur) support and understanding for the late effects of cancer. Ellen has found that not only are late effects not commonly spoken about, but there also seems to be minimal support or awareness about late effects and that’s why she started this page. People’s perception is that once cancer treatment finishes, you are automatically the person you were pre-cancer, but for many of us this isn’t the case. Late effects can occur soon after treatment but also years are treatment too and that’s why there needs to be more awareness from the friends and family but healthcare professionals too. INSTAGRAM Join our @ican.cer Instagram page - a place to interact with others who are living with late effects and to read other people's stories.