young adult cancer

Olivia Rose Smith 

Olivia was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 21. Read more of her story here.
"I am incredibly passionate that everyone should feel confident through a cancer diagnosis, so I feel beyond proud that I can use my role as a Trekstock Ambassador to help others achieve this.
The work Trekstock did to ensure I felt connected to young adults with cancer through my own treatment was irreplaceable, so I am honoured to be a part of ensuring that is the case for other people like myself."
Read more about Olivia's recent Cancer Chicks x Trekstock partnership here. Follow Olivia on Instagram. 

Lauren Mahon 

"Trekstock were a lifeline to me from the point of diagnosis and being able to give back to this incredible charity via Ambassadorship is such an honour!
I hope to support young adults on the mental health struggles and often crisis of identity that a cancer diagnosis can encourage - whether it's relationships, work or lifestyle."
To read more about Lauren's amazing Girl V's Cancer, see here. Follow Lauren on Instagram
Toby Peach 
"I met Trekstock about 5 years ago when I was looking for a band t-shirt and was told my purchase was supporting young adults who had had cancer….WAIT...I’m a young adult who had cancer I thought. I have to speak to these people. Trekstock has been a big part of my life since then, from supporting me when I’ve needed help, to giving me the platform to speak to other young people like me. I’ve had the pleasure of hosting their YouTube series Trekstock Talks and Meet & Move events and can’t wait to see how we can continue to help others living with and beyond cancer."
Read more about Toby's incredible pursuits here
Saima Thompson
Saima was diagnosed with Stage 4 non Small Cell Lung cancer at the age of 29. Read more about her story here.
"Trekstock have been extremely supportive to me, mentally and physically since my cancer diagnosis.

The move and meet events have really helped me to not feel alone or isolated going through cancer as a young adult. 

What I love and feel passionate about is Trekstock’s personal approach to each of its participants, asking what you need to get the most out of their generous service." 

Sadly, Saima passed away in June 2020. Our thoughts at this time are with her family and friends.

Ellen Bisci 

Ellen was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) at the age of 9 and relapsed at 12. Read more of her story here.

"The long term effects of cancer can be devastating and although I am years post my diagnosis, I am still living with the effects of having cancer and it’s treatment, daily. The reality of how my life has changed and the fact that I’m on a completely different path to where I was before my diagnosis is heartbreaking, and it has definitely taken time to come to terms with. 

There’s a huge emphasis that once treatment finishes your life returns to “normal”. For many of us, this isn’t the case and it can be tough having to adapt to a new way of life. I am so excited to raise awareness with Trekstock, to support other young adults who like me are finding this new way of life a challenge."

Read more about Ellen's experience here. Follow Ellen on Instagram. 

Georgina Swallow 

Georgie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 26 and relapsed in 2019. Read more of her story here.
"Being diagnosed with cancer in your 20’s can be pretty daunting but feeling like you’re going it alone is much worse. Finding Trekstock has been integral for me in completing my treatment with a smile on my face. It’s thanks to Trekstock that I have had the support both mentally and physically I needed to cope and they connected me with amazing individuals who just ‘get it.’ 

The beauty of Trekstock is it isn’t one size fits all, there are so many different areas of support they offer and you are able to take whichever parts you need to help you feel whole again. I am honoured to be a part of raising awareness to help others feel whole again."

To read more about Georgie's blog, see here. Follow Georgie on Instagram

Jolene Dyke 

Jolene was diagnosed with Melanoma at the age of 18 then relapsed at 23 with Stage 4 Melanoma. Read more of her story here.

"I feel honoured to be asked by the Trekstock team to become a Young Adult Ambassador. The charity has become a huge part of my cancer journey over the last three years and it feels great to be doing something help give back. 

I began fundraising and raising awareness of Trekstock a couple of years ago, including Conquer The Tower (2017), The British 10k (2018), Lake District 5 Peak Challenge (2018) and The Big Urban 10 Mile Trek (2019) and hope to continue raising funds and awareness to help Young Adults like me."

To read more about Jolene's experience with Stage 4 cancer, see here. Follow Jolene on Instagram

Sarah Dixon

"I’m proud to be an Ambassador for Trekstock, they feel like home to me as they were one of the first charities I contacted at the start of my cancer journey. I felt they really understood and they pointed me in the right direction when I was feeling lost it helped so much to have a ‘base’ and a group of people that understood what it was like to be a young adult with cancer. Being an Ambassador for Trekstock is an opportunity for me to give back as they were a big part and still are of my journey. Trekstock really understands and gives you the opportunity to connect with so many others. Cancer taught me a lot, and one thing it did was learn to get in the kitchen and to fuel my body the best I could, I have such a great interest in nutrition and exercise."

To read more about Sarah's experience see here. Follow Sarah on Instagram

Emma McAuley

Emma was diagnosed with Breast cancer when she was 24 years old. Read more of their story here.

"Facing cancer in your twenties is terrifying and isolating, which is why finding other young people was so important to me. Trekstock was a key part in helping me find my cancer family; a formidable support system who understand all the malignant stuff without judgement. People who have enriched my life and become my friends beyond our shared sinister cells. Coming to a Trekstock event is like coming home. I am beyond honoured to be a Trekstock Ambassador! Using this role, I will support this life-changing charity in their work to improve the lives of young adults dealing with the trauma of cancer to find their selves again and move forward." 

To see more from Emma, follow her on Instagram here.