When I was 14, my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
At the time, I felt alienated by some of the people around me as they didn’t know how to talk to me about it.
They would treat me like a child, sugar-coating things and asking if I was okay all the time.
It made me feel like I was the one who was ill and I found it difficult to tell them how I was feeling.
I want to change this. With Fixers, I want to explain the effects of cancer on a family so that young people feel more comfortable talking about a sensitive subject.
Kiera Whittaker is helping me with this Fix.
Helen Adams, St Mary's Hospice
Senior Nurse, Helen Adams, supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast film.
Faye Waites, South Lakeland Carers
Thank you to my support worker, Faye, for helping to facilitate this project.
Following my broadcast on ITV News I received incredibly positive feedback from members of the public supporting my campaign. You can read some of these comments below.
'Wow! You are such an inspirational young lady.'
'This is so inspiring and honestly touching. Everyone should watch it.'
'Well done! Don't give up on what you're wanting to do.'
'This is truly inspiring.You've handled this with dignity.'
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.