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Teenage cancer survivor wants to become nurse
A teenager who survived a rare cancer was so inspired by the care she received during her treatment she wants to become a children’s nurse.
Hannah Foote faced months of intenstive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma when she was 13.
That cleared her of cancer, but left a lasting impression on her life.
The teenager, who is currently studying psychology, maths and sociology in the sixth form at the Thomas Hardye School hopes to go on to university in Southampton next year before starting a nursing career.
Hannah, 17, from Uploders, who is now in remission, spends a lot of her spare time fundraising and raising awareness to help others.
She said: “The thought grew from the time I was in hospital myself that I would like to go be a children’s nurse.
“The nurses in Southampton were really kind and comforting.
“Without such good nursing I probably would not have got better.”
She added: “I would like to play a similarly important part, to see other children with cancer getting better and growing in confidence – just like I did.”
Mum Clare said: “Hannah is an inspiration to many with her positive and cheerful attitude. “She is always upbeat, thoughtful and considerate. “I know she will achieve the goals she has set herself and that she will always help others in her journey through life.
“I am proud to be her mum.” She has just joined forces with Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, who are bringing a dynamic new fundraising campaign to the UK for the first time.
She has backed a new Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 campaign Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comedian Alan Carr, presenter Davina McCall and Embarrassing Bodies’ Dr Christian Jessen are among the stars backing the campaign.
Hannah said: “Thanks to research, I am still here. I am so grateful for the treatment that saved my life. “Not everyone survives. That’s why I want to do all I can to get everyone to Stand Up To Cancer.”
Channel 4 will support the campaign on air for a week in October, culminating in a live fundraising entertainment extravaganza on Friday, October 19.
Cancer Research UK shops also have a wide range of SU2C T-shirts, hoodies for men and women, accessories and wristbands.
As well as Cancer Research UK shops, they will be on sale at Tesco and TK Maxx stores.
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