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Campaign success is music to the ears of young cancer sufferers
12:26pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
The success of the Teenage Cancer Trust Campaign is music to the ears of Hampshire’s young cancer sufferers.
The £2.4 m appeal will now help create a state of the art unit for young cancer suffers in the south.
Among those who knows exactly how vital that will be is Alice Moore, below, who was just 20 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Two years on she recalls the misery of not being able to see her family outside visitor hours in a normal hospital ward.
Now 22, and having battled back to health, she is adamant other youngsters will benefit from Southampton’s new state-of-the-art facility.
Fourth-year university student Alice, who was one of a number of patients consulted by architects ahead of the design work, said: “With this fantastic new Teenage Cancer Trust ward and with single rooms if you want lots of visitors you can – without the risk of annoying the other people around you.
“Also, with an extra bed in each room, patients can have guests to stay and not be limited to specific hours.
“I would have loved this, especially on the day after my op when time went very slowly and I was craving my family, who I wasn’t allowed to see until 3pm.
“Being a Teenage Cancer Trust ward the patients will be much closer in age, which I believe will make conversation easier and provide comfort knowing you are not alone.
“I just hope other young people about to be diagnosed will appreciate the new unit and the hard work that has helped to shape it.”
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