Who

My name is Rosie Kilburn, I’m 19 and I have cancer.

How do you tell people that? I live about an hour away from QE hospital in Birmingham so first choice was my phone; luckily, cancer is already on predictive text.

It all started the summer of 2007; I was having pains in my right hand side and went to see countless doctors, who diagnosed me with everything from indigestion to pneumonia. There was even one woman who appeared to be convinced that I was lying; I hope the receptionist spat in her tea.

I was finally diagnosed, on February 1st 2008,  with Hepatocellular Fibrolamellar Carcinoma, which is described as an uncommon malignant neoplasm of the liver. Which, I suppose, sounds quite fancy but I dont want to pretend I’m any different from the millions of other people who have some sort of cancer.

Since then I’ve had two liver resections (Feb 08, Jul 08), a lung biopsy (Apr 09), an ablation (Jun 09), a TransArterial ChemoEmbolisation (TACE) (Aug 09), a right hemicolectomy (Oct 09), a six course round of IV chemo (Dec 09 – Mar 10), a second (May 10) and then a third TACE (Aug 10). I was also investigated for a live liver transplant, back in jan 09, but due to more cancerous nodules being found in various places that wasn’t able to go ahead. I’ve received 18 units of blood (donate!), which includes 1 bag of platelets, mainly due to the fact I suffered from two major internal bleeds during the first half of 2011 (Feb, Mar). I’ve also been set back by a rough bout of food poisoning (Jun 11). At the moment I am on an oral chemotherapy drug called Sunitinib (Feb 11 – ongoing), I have also tried Sorafenib (Jan 09) but I had a terrible allergic reaction so I’m not touching that again.

Apart from all that hype I live a normal everyday life, with my family, at home in Gloucestershire. I have a 17 year old, autistic, brother called Calum and an 12ish year old sister called Sylvie. My mum (Jo), dad (Chris) and boyfriend (Toby) are amazing people who really keep my days entertained with old time stories and many family christmasses.

I have a part-time job at Thorntons, where I’ve been since Nov 2009 and I’ve learnt skills from my time at Tesco, where I worked from Oct 2008 – May 2011. I managed to gain 10 A*-C GCSEs with the help of tutors, but unfortunately have not managed to complete my A levels due to all the treatment. An ABBB at AS is alright though I reckon. Ideally I want to go to uni at some point to get a degree in Acting but, right now, I am setting my sights on opening a shop selling ‘stuff I like’. Think big.

Writing all this I dont feel like I sound myself, but I suppose, how are you meant to make all those kinda bits sound funny? I think it may be because I’m new to the whole blogging idea 🙂

Rosie died on September 12th 2011 aged 19. A few hours before she died, she renewed her web domain name. So her family and friends continue this blog and her business The Knock on Effect to raise money for cancer charities in her very wonderful memory. So read on and join in as part of Team Kilburn and The Knock on Effect.

94 Responses to “Who”

  1. Miss H April 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Rosie – you are such an inspiration!

  2. Si Read April 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm #

    Rosie – you’re in my prayers

  3. liza west April 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    rosie. you are amazing this is such a good idea . you will make it AND your new hair look beautiful
    xxxx

  4. maisie benfield April 11, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    i love you rosie killburn. you do make me smile tbh. x

  5. dawn n ian warner April 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Hi rosie, just read your blogs for first time and what you write is honest, brave and makes plenty of sense! Absolutely love your hair…ian is a big fan of mohican hairdo’s…relates to his old (very!) punk days! With a pretty face like yrs, u can carry it off! x

    • theknockoneffect April 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

      Heyyyy!!
      Hah, thanks..Im warming to it 🙂
      Im thinking maybe add some colour to make me really stand out? 😉
      XX

  6. Coz Alex April 12, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Ro, fab honey. Inspirational hair and words. xxx

  7. jo cooper April 14, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    you’re my shining star rosie!
    chin up,
    so glad this blog idea actually came through!
    love you millionsssss
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. claire April 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    i’ve just read you blog for the first time and thought id tell you your really brave

    you could have so much fun wih wigs you could change them when people arent looking and get them confused

    i hope it gets easier
    xxx

  9. Nic Dredge April 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    Hi Rosie,
    You don’t know me,but i’m sort of related to Laura Padley.I can only sympathise with what your going through and i hope you’re keeping you’re spirits up.
    I have a friend who has bone cancer and i have been doing research recently,and i can STRONGLY advise reading the work of Doctor Budwig.She was a six times nobel nominated cancer scientist who claimed to be able to cure cancer with a simple,natural remedy.
    Now,I’m not claiming that this will work,but PLEASE look her up on the internet and judge for yourself.
    Other than that,please look after yourself and stay strong.You’ve got a lot of people behind you.
    Nic Dredge.x

  10. Mr Dan Padley April 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Hey Rosie!

    Just wanted to say that I miss you loads, ill have to pop down and see you some time =)
    Stay brave soldier, and if your feeling down, remind yourself of the time I licked you in the eye! Salty…

    I love yoou! Always have done, always will Xxx

  11. rach walker May 3, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    rosie..i can’t seem to find them, but i am pretty sure that somewhere on here there is gonna be some potentially embarrassing, most likely cringe-worthy comments from my mum. sorry. she does try to be cool :/
    but yeah your blogs fab, and i reckon the art auction will be great. i guess we’ll and come down for that if we can 😀
    hope you’re doing ok, and i am majorly jealous of you not having to do the art exam!
    see you soooon x x

  12. Audra May 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi Rosie

    You do not know me but I watched you tonight in your school performance and thoroughly enjoyed it – you are a natural! (Sian’s Mum). You are an incredibly brave and beautiful young woman and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    If there is anything we can do to help raise money or you need any support at the events (even if its making the tea!!) we would be happy to help. Not very arty I’m sorry although I did get a CSE Grade 1 when I was at Newent many moons ago???

    Pease let us know if we can help in any way; it would be a pleasure to be involved.

    Audra x

  13. Gemma May 12, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    ro,

    Everyday i see you walk around school with the biggest most cheekiest grin on your face. You really are amazing and nothing can bring you down.

    oh and you have get your own theme park.haha
    it can be all bright colours with fancy stuff everywhere. O and you can have a candy floss shop.
    so unhealthy but o well. And you can have a huge chocolate fountain. haha listen to me i sound like a child. well you no me.

    Gem x x

  14. poppy scarlet norton May 13, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Ro Ro Roooooo!!

    it makes me sad how i don’t see you anymore 😦 i miss you terribly.. but have been reading your old bloggy to keep myself updated.. you know how i like to be in the know 😉 ahaa.

    i don’t want to sound all soppy and blahhh but i actually do think of rather often 🙂 especially if i notice you around school with your splendid wooly hats on haaa! it’s pretty amazing how you talk about everything so freely to.. well anyone who reads this blog i spose.. you’re abit awsome really arn’t you missy 😀 i love you very very much and i know you are fine 😉 kisessssss x

  15. mike's aunty May 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    hi rosie, you don’t know me but i am running (ok,ok walking..) with you on my back at hartpury on june 21st! sponsor me everybody? this is my webpage http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/k4kate
    thankyou!

  16. andy davidson May 30, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    hi rosie my name is andy davidson “andrew”, you don,t know me but you have probably heard my name cropping up in any “scottish” family conversations.Nan has told me about your illness and i can tell you that up here we are all thinking of you.
    god bless
    andy

  17. Mrs Lawrance June 10, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Hi Rosie

    Just a cyber hug as I haven’t seen you lately. We have some more things for your auction in our sixth form office if you fancy a change of scene. I know it is hard but stay positive there are so many people rooting for you this cancer has no chance of succeeding!!!!

    xx

  18. Brenda June 20, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    Hi Rosie

    My granddaughter is starting at Newent School in September. My daughter did not know much about the school, but when I told her your story she was well impressed. You are such an inspiration to your generation and others too. Am sure your parents are very very proud.

    If the other pupils at your school have as much about them as you, I am sure that Nova will be very happy there.

    Good luck for the future and may ALL your dreams come true.

    Brenda

  19. Alisha June 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi Rosie,

    Do you have a direct email address? My boyfriend has fibrolamellar as well and we have started a foundation focused on curing this disease and finding better treatment options for those diagnosed. It is called The Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation.

    We just got our website up, you can see http://www.fibrofoundation.org

    It would be great to talk to you through email directly. We have alot to share with you!

    Hope you are well!

    Alisha
    sternenb@gmail.com

    • theknockoneffect July 2, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

      My direct address is theknockoneffect@live.co.uk 🙂
      Ive just read all the website and it looks very interesting – I believe we do have a lot to share!!
      Would it be possible for me to email you on saturday because it’s very late at the moment and im incredibly tired and im busy with my auction tomorrow night!! I will definately get back to you though!!
      Sorry 😦
      Rosie

  20. Sarah, Kerry + Jess July 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    Heyy Rosie (:
    We’re in year nine atm in Newent Community School, and we just wanted to say that you are in our thoughts and we hope all goes well.
    We think your ideas are inspirational and your determination has wowed us.
    We would really like to buy some of the Knock On Effect t-shirts to contribute to the charity, and we think the designs are amazing.
    Do you know where we could get them from?
    Love Sarah, Kerry + Jess :]
    xxx

    • theknockoneffect July 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

      Hey guys 🙂
      How lovely of you to get in contact!! And thank you so much 🙂
      Tshirts arent ready yet but as soon as they are I will make them readily available so dont worry about that 🙂
      Hah, thanks for your support 🙂
      XX

  21. kayleigh July 14, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    haya rosie

    you are such an inspiration to people and i hope you carry on like this for all of us

    kayleigh
    xxx

  22. sylvie September 10, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    hi rosieeeeeeee
    i am at school but we were aloud on the laptops. how are Dylan, Don, Phil, Erin and Chole. is Ted ok? how much are the t.shirts and can i but one i think they are realy funky

    love you loads
    sylvie
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • theknockoneffect September 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

      Mum has already bought you one silly!!!!!!!
      XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  23. sylvie September 10, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    oops that is ment to say can i BUY one =)

  24. sylvie September 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    hi ro
    i think your idea for a website is realy good.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  25. Charlie October 6, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Hi,
    My son has just started year 7 at Newent School and having been to a few parents info evenings I always hear your name mentioned so I thought I’d find out more (they are all obviously extreamly proud of you).
    I can sympatize with you when doctors dont listen I have had much the same experience. I had chronic headaches but nobody would listen. In Nov ’07 following an optitian appointment I ended up in Frenchay HDU with various problems in my brain. (I’ve now had 6 operations) Hopefully it is now under control!

    I can tell you are a very strong person.
    Keep up the great work.
    All the very best.
    Charlie xxx

    • theknockoneffect October 8, 2009 at 7:19 am #

      Helloo
      Did not know that they talked bout me at parents evenings?! Gosh! All lovely things i hope :).
      Ahh i just found out that the hosp want to try and get me home by the weekend 😀 brilliant.
      Well done on being under control now 🙂 what a sense of satisfaction :).
      I hope your son has a great time at Newent, it really is a brilliant school and has supported me throughout everything :).
      Keep checking in 🙂
      Rosieee
      XXX

  26. Yoko Pagels October 7, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Dear Rosie
    You are such a brave girl !!
    A friend of mine has just told me about your blog, and I simply had to pop in for a read. Well done !!
    Far too many people are unaware of the knock-on effects on friends and relatives caused by cancer. Your way with words and almost daily comments on how you feel and cope, will give hope to fellow sufferers and their families and friends. Very well done !!
    Kepp up the good work
    All sorts of positive vibes are on their way to you.
    Wishing you the very best,
    Kindest regards from Yoko

    • theknockoneffect October 8, 2009 at 7:09 am #

      Hello 🙂
      Thank you for your lovely comment :)! But can i just correct one word?? ‘Survivors’ not ‘sufferers’ 😛 Haha 🙂 Cheeky one i am!
      Keep an eye out for new tshirts coming out soon and spread the word to everyone you know so that i can please and encourage more people like you!
      Thanks again 🙂
      Rosieeee

  27. Charlie October 15, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    Hi its me again… Charlie,
    Hope you have made it home for the weekend.
    Just thought I’d let you know that the person who talks about you in part of her welcome speech is indead Mrs. Steele!!! LOL
    So yep you got a lot of support!!!
    From Charlie.
    PS My year 7 son has just had his 2nd CQ3! Argh!!!

    • David August 21, 2010 at 6:02 am #

      Goodluck

  28. black hattitude October 16, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Hi,

    thanks for the great quality of your blog, every time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

  29. Charlie October 19, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    How are you Rosie?

    • theknockoneffect October 20, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

      Feeling ROUGH!!!

  30. Charlie October 26, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    Aw hope you pick up soon. Keep posting when you can!!

  31. Alisha October 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Rosie – hope to hear from you soon – the FCF, a foundation formed for fibrolamellar just held a HUGE event and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for fibrolamellar

    hope to get in touch soon with you!
    sternenb@gmail.com

  32. Danni Tilstone November 3, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Heyyyy
    We didnt know each other but you are reli brave for fighting off this cancer and i hear your amazing and the school wouldnt be the same without you
    LouveYuuuuuuu Loads and hope you make it through this :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

  33. Charlie November 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    How are you feeling now?
    What is the latest?
    Thinking of you!

  34. Charlie November 3, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    Hows things now?
    What is the latest?
    Thinking of you!

    We have a mentor evening at Newent school soon. Hope it goes ok, its our first one! 😉

  35. Karenne December 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Hi Rosie

    Well done for all you are doing, and for keeping so up-beat. Please let us know how we can help. My son was diagnosed with the same cancer at 19. I know it is rare. He too was diagnosed after having pains, but he was lucky in that as he was a lifeguard, his doctor thought maybe he had picked up a liver disease from the pool, so immediately set up specialist appointments. He also had 2 liver re-sectioin and later had further surgery as the cancer spread. He kept positive throughout and I am sure that was a major factor in his recovery. karenne_watkins@hotmail.com

  36. Louise December 7, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Saw you on TV tonight…. what an inspiration!
    Will be thinking of you- hope you can manage to have a nice Christmas.
    Keep fighting, you are very brave.

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

      Thank you so much 🙂 I’m keen as a bean for christmas 🙂 Hope you have a great one!

  37. Charlie December 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Woo Hoo…. Just wayched you on TV.. It was fantastic!!!!

    Thinking of you, hope you are doing ok.

    I always look forward to your posts here.

    Now I’m gona have to go and buy a t-shirt 😉

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

      Hey Charlie, how you doing?

      I still haven’t seen the T.V programme!! Hah, I hope I’m keeping you well informed – have been a little off weather as of late!
      How’s your son doing??

  38. Carole Blunsden December 7, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Rosie
    Just watched you on Inside Out and I have to say I had a lump in my throat. You are truly an inspiration to us all. I really hope you beat this and go on to be successful in whatever you do.
    How can I get hold of one of your t-shirts?
    Good luck to you.

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

      Hello,
      Follow the link on the right hand side which says ‘shop’ 🙂 Or just click onto http://www.theknockoneffect.co.uk – should take you straight there!! 🙂 Thank you so much for your support!

  39. Bambi December 7, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    Heyy , I just thought id leave you something and say to say keep on the good work
    Im sorry about the cancer though, I truley Am
    I also have cancer, Also 17
    Trying to do a run for cancer research in Jan tryign to train up
    Carry on being string x

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

      Survivor not sufferor 🙂 Bigging up the postive vibes…ah I sound like a hippy. Good on you for staying positive 🙂 X

  40. kevin December 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    I have just seen your report on inside out, i think you are a true inspiration and think you are doing alot to educate people and even helping other families going through the same kind of turmoil. I will definatliy be getting a few t-shirts and telling everyone i know to look at your blog wish you and your family all the best.

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

      Thank you so much for watching and for your support on here 🙂 Spread the word as much as you like – very much appreciated!

  41. flubber December 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    hi! my brother goes to her school and he knows her . I woulld like to run my own shop but i dont know what to do ?????. Good luck (:

  42. flubber December 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    NOW I WANT THAT TE-SHIRT IT IS MINT WANT TO MAKE OWN TE-SHIRTS ASWELL (:

  43. Mike Edwards December 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi Rosie,
    I saw you on tv.
    I hope everything goes well and the cancer goes.
    Keep fighting
    Best wishes
    Mike (Wiltshire) xx

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

      I think I am literally the only person who hasn’t seen it ;). Thank you for your comment – so so appreciated 🙂 XX

  44. Jenny December 7, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Hi Rosie
    I am sure, like me, there are many people who saw your story on TV tonight and thought ‘whatever have I got to complain about’, you, like many other cancer victims, are courageous, brave and special.
    I would like to say a BIG thank you for all you are doing. Keep fighting and you will win.
    Please let me know where I can see a selection of your t-shirts. Best wishes JB (Wiltshire)

    • theknockoneffect December 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm #

      Hello 🙂 Thank you for your backing! This is great! Go to http://www.theknockoneffect.co.uk and you can see the stock we have at the moment…deliveries are imminent so keep an eye out! I would like to say thank you to you for commenting 🙂 Really makes my day!

  45. Andrew December 8, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Hi Rosie
    Saw you on Inside Out last night and thought you are wonderful inspiration. I am going through my own battle with cancer so can appreciate a bit of what you are going through. You came across as a very special young lady. Take care and have a very good Xmas

    • theknockoneffect December 8, 2009 at 11:18 am #

      Hello 🙂 Survivor not sufferor ey? :). Thank you for your comment 🙂 Keep on keeping on – fighter. Happy christmas to you too!

  46. Charlie January 7, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    Hiya again Rosie,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    I hope 2010 is a good one for you.
    I’ve not checked in here for a lil while, but have thought of you. How are you doing?

    My son is doing ok… apart from the odd CQ!!! Although his mentoring evening went well, His tutor is his mentor so thats good. Its Mrs Bullivant, she is really nice do you know her?

    How is your treatment going? I look forward to an update here.

    Best regards Charlie xxx

  47. kayla rhoades January 20, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    i looked up your blog to see how many people have cancer. my name is kayla rhoades my grandma carol just died of stomach cancer december 18, 2009. looking at your blong makes me sad. im sorry to hear you have cancer, i have a big family history of cancer and a 92% of getting it. anyways your in my prayers even though i dont no you and hope the cancer goes away.

    • theknockoneffect January 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

      Hello,
      My blog isn’t meant to make people sad!! 😦 I’m sorry to hear about your grandma..But I bet she had a great life :). If you do get cancer then make sure you fight it right up till the end 🙂 Thanks for your comments! Rosie

  48. tim green February 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi Rosie’ i saw you on TV tonight, and just want to wish you all the luck in the world, you are a very bright star, and i am sure you are a great inspiration to other young people, whether they are in good health or otherwise, please advise me of any help i may be able to give.

    Good luck to you.

    Tim

  49. Ella February 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Rosie,
    Wow! I have just seen you on Inside Out – you are an inspiration. I’ve just bought myself one of your bags!
    Good Luck!!
    Ella x

  50. John Drummond April 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    Hi Rosie,
    What an wonderful person you are. We would love to hear your story and possibly share it on our website. We are on Facebook: Be Child Cancer Aware
    Look us up and read about some other amazing young people and children with cancer.

    We are parents of children with cancer so we know what its like live with childhood cancer.

    Keep your fighting spirit always.
    John x

  51. Robin June 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I have had nothing in my life that even comes close to what you are experiencing. I just wanted to say that you touched me and inspired me in such a profound way. You are incredible,and you put everything bad in my life into perspective. Nothing has ever moved me quite like the way you continue to handle yourself and deal with this situation, you need to know that you have done so much for me. You are one in a million, I love you and I prey you live long and prosper, you have so much to offer, my heart and my admiration is with you forever.

  52. Gary July 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Hi Rosie,
    Just thought I would drop you a line to wish you well.
    Best Regards, Gary

  53. Bronnie August 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    ROSIE POSIE its bronwyn!! c: I am SO IMPRESSED BY THIS WEBSITE. Like my heart is pounding and im like totally showing my mom this website and im like “I KNOW HER I KNOW HER I KNOW HERRR”. you are seriously the coolest person alive. Im also really really into tshirt & other article of clothing design, so if you ever need some employees or extra designers [well im not saying you need one, all the stuff is amazing. Im so buying a shirt asap] I’m here!!! facebook or email me or whatever. I’m going to spread the word of this website to all of my friends. I feel like im friends with a celebrity!!!!! you are so amazing. Love from USA!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  54. Jamela Steadman 13 November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Hello Rosie,
    I have just been watching your programme! Well done for going through this! I think what you have done is amazing!

    xxxxxxxxxxxx

  55. Vicki Cracknell November 23, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Hi Rosie,

    I watched you on TV last night and saw straight away that you are an amazing person. A real inspiration to all of us. I have two little girls; the oldest is called Rosie too, and I would be so proud if they coped like you do with a serious illness and all the associated treatments, tests and uncertainty. Keep blogging, keep smiling and have a happy time over Christmas with your fab family and friends. Sending best wishes from down the road in Bristol!!

  56. Bel November 23, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    I too saw you on tv last night and thought you were inspirational. I cant add anything to the lovely comments everyone has made so I have been to the shop and bought some great Xmas cards. Have a good one.

  57. Jacky November 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi, you don’t know me but I met your mum a couple of times through work – I just wanted to say after your accomplished performance last you’ll be on the big screen in less than 5 years – it was great – well done.

    Jacky

  58. ydkSinisteR November 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi Rosie, just saw you on BBC one. I think what your doing is great and don’t give up what ever you do. Even on your worst day just hold your chin up and know that God is always with you. I hope you get better, God bless x

  59. Michael London November 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    You are just WOW!

    What a woman, your family must be so proud x

  60. Audrey November 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    Dear Rosie, I just watched Inside Out on the BBC.Ever considered studying journalism ?

    It’s very cold in your bedroom so pease please,put a pair of gloves on, I wouldn’t want your fingers to freeze whilst writing your lovely blog 🙂

    xx Audrey

  61. Zoe November 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Hi Rosie!

    I’ve just seen you on Inside out and I felt compelled to check out your website! Even in the short length of time the programme was on for I was struck by your great bubbly personality! You have clearly been through so much and are doing such great work for raising awareness. I wish you all the best in your future.

    Your website is great – I’m going to buy one of your bags!

    Best Wishes, Zoe x

  62. Jeff November 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    What an inspiration you are Rosie

    I hope all turns out well for you

    Stick in there

    Jeff

  63. ellie & karla lewis November 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    dear Rosie,

    After watching InSide out tonite,and learning about everything you are going throu. Me and mum saw a really strong young girl with evrything to live for and tolal beleife in the fact that you can over come this!!……
    being total belevers ourself’s in the fact that most things can be over come with the right mind set we are wondering if you would be intrested in considering (Dr Martin Brofman’s body mirror system of healing) to find out more about him and who he is and his system (which has worked for so many people) visit (www.drdavidhamilton.com) please darling consider the very real option of alternative healing. We So so so so hope that this might help you.
    with all our love and best wishes darling IN LOVE AND LIGHT. xxxxxxxx 🙂

  64. Simon Bramhall November 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi Rosie – watched Inside Out, I preferred the peroxide blonde short wig, you looked fantastic. Love Simon

  65. Hayley December 5, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Hiya,
    I didnt actually see you on the tv, but my fiance saw you and told me about you and your website. I am 22 and got diagnosed with grade 3c ovarian cancer June 2009. My future isnt very bright, they recon I wont be here by the time i’m 25 but I’m determined to prove them wrong!!! I’m also from the west Midlands, like you. Please get in touch, I have fantastic friends and family but its always nice to talk to somebody who actually knows what i’m going through, etc
    Hope to hear from You,
    Hales xx

  66. Marty December 18, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    There’s nothing more interesting than open and honest communication. I’m fascinated by your story and wish you healing.

    I like the fact your have written your dream goal on here of acting. Thinking big and keeping in touch with life goals are incredibly important. If keeps us motivated, generates positive energy and arguably helps us to heal ourselves.

    I’m wishing you amazing success with your blog. Keep exploring your thoughts and feelings and know that you are blessed by touching the lives of others with your story.

  67. trung dang bao December 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    i love you.you are wonderfull.i want to chat with you

  68. trung dang bao January 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    i dont cry i want to see you,want to talk with you.you are excellent

  69. trung dang bao January 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    i am from vietnamese.i am 24years old.what is the telephone number of roise?

  70. Lilly and Hollie x March 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Hey ROsie
    Hollie(me!)is one of sylvies friends. Lilly (me!) is Hollie’s friend LOL
    We think your awesome and such an inspiration. You and your family and friends do so much and live life to the brim!!!
    Lovin yous
    Hols and Lilly x x

  71. Anne May 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Great post!

  72. Chris J Dixon June 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Hi Rosie, sounds like you have been through hell and back similar to me too, keep up the blogging and regular updates, it helps you and many thousands of your readers too. You are an inspiration to many people who are about to undergo what you have already done in fighting cancer, but also helps many survivors feel they are not alone in their battle to beat their cancers into submission. Sadly recent bone and CAT scans says my extremely rare and unique male breast and bone cancers are back again, but that is another story. Great reading your news and good to see you able to write in detail how you feel having gone through so much as a young lady. All our best from me and our extended family, xxx

  73. Terra July 13, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    Hi Rosie,
    I am a fibrolamellar cancer survivor, now fighting my 3rd battle. I’ve had 2 resections, and 1 chemoembilization, put on a transplant list and taken off the transplant list because they found 2 noduels in my lung. (of course spread of this lovely little disease) I am now taking part in a clinical trial with a drug that is going head to head with nexavar. I’ve had great success so far but many side effects to deal with. It’s amazing and theraputic to speek to someone who is experiencing the same challenges I am. I am 40 years old and have a 23 month old, a stepdaughter who’s 11, and a wonderful fiance. I have so much to live for and I am sure you feel the same! I would love to chat with you when and if you are willing! So glad you are doing what you are doing. Keep smiling and I am sending you well wishes and love.
    Oh by the way my name is Terra.
    (i’ve been dealing with this off and on for 10 years…I’ll never give up and I know you wont either.)

  74. kirstyn vines October 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Rosie, you are a truly amazing person. I was watching inside out when you came on, its safe to say that was the night my life truly changed forever. I’ve never witnessed something so insperational in my life, i would have loved to hae met you, but i will never forget that night and i will never forget you rosie.

  75. Hannah Cork October 28, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Hi Rosie

    I just got diagnosed on Monday – I am 27. I am still waiting a date for a resection. Would it be possible to connect with you to share experience?

    Best, Hannah x

  76. lisa dale March 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Hello 🙂

    My name is Lisa Dale

    I wanted to ask if you would be willing to help and contribute to my college project. I am a Graphic Design student at The Manchester College, UK and currently looking to start a project relating to the subject of “emotions”.

    I have chosen to link up with a cancer charity to produce a book to raise money for them. The book will be based around emotions cancer patients feel throughout the notification to the treatment process. Whilst I appreciate this is a sensitive issue, my intention is to produce work that offers a positive message that will help raise awareness.

    What I am looking for are stories, anecdotes, memories anything that channels emotions. This will be purely confidential yet I am happy to include acknowledgements should you wish.

    Please contact me for further information, many thanks for reading.

    lisa at hotmail dot co dot uk

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