Patient and carer stories

If you're a journalist looking for a heart-warming story, we can put you in touch with people who are happy to talk about their experiences with us.

Below are some examples of the types of case studies we can provide you with. Please don't hesitate to contact the press office to talk about your request.


Vincent Blair

Vincent's wife, Mandy, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2013. She was cared for at the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh in her final weeks.

Read Vincent's story

Caroline Wheatley

Caroline Wheatley's is the Chair of the Marie Curie Wetherby Fundraising Group. She talks about the care her mum received in 2010

Read Caroline's story

Aamar Arain

Saeed Arain had lived an active life until he was given a terminal diagnosis for a brain tumour. His son Aamar talks about his dad’s care.

Read Aamar's story

Susan Russell

Marie Curie cared for Susan's sister Fiona in 2011. Susan talks about what it was like to look after Fiona in her final weeks.

Read Susan's story

Patrick Mitchell

Patrick Mitchell is a psychiatric nurse. Patrick's mother had lung cancer and received support from Marie Curie Nurses before she passed away in 2010. 

Read Patrick's story

Gail Waters

Gail Walter's Mum Sheila was diagnosed with neck and head cancer in 2008, when she was 69 years old. Gail and her sister Tina cared for Shelia at home until her death in 2008.

Read Gail's story

Sara Phelps

Linda Kerr

Linda Kerr’s mum Carol was diagnosed with bowel tumours and believes that the way people are told about terminal diagnoses needs improving.

Read Linda's story

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