Grace Harington
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Simon Thomas and his family's experience with AML

Grace Harington
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Updated 05 Mar 2018


As I am sure many of you saw, the blood cancer community was deeply touched this week by a heart wrenching interview done by Simon Thomas, who lost the mother of his child, best friend and partner, in early December. Simon’s story is tragic and familiar to so many.

He spoke openly and eloquently about his experiences, sharing with the world how hideous and malicious this disease can be. The response has been has been incredible and we are overwhelmed with how many people his story has reached.

“I am making it my mission to raise awareness of the symptoms of blood cancer so that no other family has to suffer the heartbreak and pain that I and my son are going through.”

We are so grateful that Simon has had the bravery and courage to share his personal story and encourage others to share theirs-this awareness is crucial in helping to raise the blood cancer profile, research and support.

Being affected by blood cancer and sharing your personal experience is often daunting and horribly difficult for many individuals. However, sharing these stories and being included in a blood cancer community can make a world of difference for so many that find themselves in a dark and lonely time. As ambassadors, we regularly ask you to do this- so thank you for your continuing efforts in making sure that no one feels alone in this ongoing battle. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our support line and share with others who may need someone to talk to.
Support line: 0808 2080 888 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm) or email:

If you haven’t listened or watched Simon’s interview I have attached the links below.