MyLastingImpression Jim Dornan

MyLastingImpression Jim Dornan

Jim Dornan is from Crawfordsburn, Co. Down. He was working as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, when at 57, he found out he had chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

MyLastingImpression Graeme Taylor

MyLastingImpression Graeme Taylor

Graeme is from Ballygowan, Co. Down and he is 31 years old. He enjoyed rugby and weight lifting until two years ago when he was was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

MyLastingImpression Keith Murphy

MyLastingImpression Keith Murphy

Keith Murphy, the fourth participant in our ‘My Lasting Impression’ awareness campaign, was 24 when he first starting feeling unwell.

MyLastingImpression Martin Eaton

MyLastingImpression Martin Eaton

Ten years ago, Dr Martin Eaton discovered a blood clot in his right leg. A few months later, he was diagnosed with blood cancer on his wife’s birthday.

MyLastingImpression Shelley Sloan

MyLastingImpression Shelley Sloan

Shelley Sloan, 37, from East Belfast, has been with her husband Neil since they were teenagers. They got married six years ago, and soon after found out they were expecting. 

MyLastingImpression Alex McBride

MyLastingImpression Alex McBride

Two years ago, Alex McBride, 21, was a fresher studying nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. It was the first time she had lived away from home; she is East Belfast born and raised.

Empty Chairs – Alison Williamson

Empty Chairs – Alison Williamson

Alison Williamson was a devoted wife and mum to two young children when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of lymphoma. She died nine months later, last year, aged 31. 

Empty Chairs – Catherine Buchanan

Empty Chairs – Catherine Buchanan

Currently, thanks to advances in research and treatments, three out of four people diagnosed with blood cancer in Northern survive. But one doesn’t.

Catherine Buchanan, from near Bangor, is one of those people. She lost her battle with blood cancer in 2013. She was only 17 years old.

Empty Chairs – John McCormick

Empty Chairs – John McCormick

John McCormick from Derry~Londonderry is a blood cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with septicaemia on Christmas Day 2011, and then Multiple Myeloma in 2013. 

Empty Chairs – Joanne McCawley

Empty Chairs – Joanne McCawley

Joanne McCawley, from Drumaness, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in November 2015, when she was 30 years old.

Empty Chairs – Harry McDaid

Empty Chairs – Harry McDaid

Currently, thanks to advances in research and treatments, three out of every four people diagnosed with blood cancer in Northern Ireland survive. Harry McDaid is one of those people.

Empty Chairs – Andrew Weir’s Story

Empty Chairs – Andrew Weir’s Story

Currently, thanks to advances in research and treatments, three out of every four people diagnosed with blood cancer in Northern Ireland survive. Andrew Weir from Belfast is one of those people.

Andrew, 56, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) in 1976.

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