It is anyone’s worse nightmare to discover they carry a cancerous gene but to then discover that you have passed this mutant gene onto both your daughters is life altering. This is the reality Mark and his family faced at the start of 2019 when Mark, an employee of a large energy management company, approached the Electrical Industries Charity after struggling with his and his daughter’s diagnosis.

Fathers are often given the short end of the stick. Whether it is the assumption that they were the breadwinner in the Family household and should be responsible for paying alimony and child support or that they are not equally as capable of providing a loving, nurturing, and stable environment for a child to live and grow in, it can be a challenge to cope with.

When faced with the loss of a loved one, the last thing someone wants to think about is the expense related to a funeral. Often the cost comes as a shock to the family. However, it’s an expense that we can’t avoid.

Being diagnosed with cancer can come as unexpected news and can be difficult to cope with financially, emotionally and physically. 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.

Just picture this for a moment – life is ticking along nicely, you have a happy home life, strong relationship and a good job. However, in an instant, unexpected news can suddenly turn your world upside down. The sudden passing of a loved one, financial worries or an accident can bring about a range of different emotions as well as challenges that would be impossible to prepare for. 

According to the charity Action on Addiction, one in three people are addicted to something. An addiction can come in many forms and can take over your life, affecting your health, work, study, relationships and finances, and overcoming one can be a very lengthy and challenging journey.

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer and one in two of us will be affected by it at some point in our lives. A diagnosis of cancer can be the most devastating experience which can bring added challenges to day to day life. A solid support network can be crucial during this difficult time because no one should face cancer alone.

A cancer diagnosis is extremely upsetting for anybody, but it can be an even greater shock when it comes after what was perhaps thought to be a fairly routine medical appointment. This was the case for 56 year old James, whose dentist referred him to hospital where he was diagnosed with throat cancer.

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