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Cancer Care Fix!

Recently I was shown a link to another fantastic fixers project created by 16 year old Kayla Laisby from Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.

 

When Kayla Laisby’s dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she felt many of those close to her didn’t know how to offer their support.

 

Kayla said it was often the ‘elephant in the room’ and she now wants to help others understand how to approach the subject with their friends or relatives.

 

Speaking with Fixers, Kayla stated that ‘It tested my friendships and relationships over the years because of the way each individual dealt with it, or dealt with me.'

 

‘People would treat me differently. They would over-sympathise.

 

‘I wouldn’t get invited somewhere because they knew that I was having problems at home, but I’d rather go out and do something then sit dwelling on my dad’s illness.’

 

Kayla hopes her broadcast will encourage young people to discuss the topic openly and without fear.

 

Whilst watching the film I felt like I could relate a lot to what Kayla had felt and she managed to put in to words a lot of feelings that many young people experience when dealing with someone with a terminal illness, it was for this reason that I wanted to share her film and allow others to see her inspirational fixers project.

 

Well done Kayla!

 

To find out more about Kayla's Cancer Care Fix and to watch the film, follow this link:

http://www.fixers.org.uk/news/12676-11208/cancer-care-fix-on-itv.php

 

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