My Story

Real stories, about real people fighting and overcoming Leukaemia & Lymphoma

Tony Miskelly

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Diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia at the age of 21

I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) in 1990 at the age of 21. I had been feeling unwell for a few months but kept passing it off as flu until I collapsed playing football and was rushed to hospital. Within days it was confirmed I had ALL and went straight into treatment at Belfast City Hospital. I underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiotherapy to prepare me for a bone marrow transplant in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. I am so grateful for the work the Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI does, without them and the research that they support I possibly may not be here today.

David Montgomery

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David's wife Victoria was diagnosed with a very unusual type of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in February 2012, here he tells their story.

Margaret Marshall

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Margaret Marshall was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in December 2007 at the age of 74.

Jim Dornan's

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Jim Dornan was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia in March 2005.

Emma Mullan

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Emma was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in MARCH 2011 at the age of 15

Keith Murphy's Story

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Keith was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in December 2013 at the age of 25.