Meet the very inspiring Charlotte Eades, an 18 year old girl living with cancer, who has created her own YouTube channel to try change the face of cancer in young people, and to help raise awareness.
Tell us a bit about yourself
My biggest passion is my youtube channel which is a mixture of content including cancer awareness, beauty and fashion videos.
My other biggest passion is fashion. I love being individual and I feel fashion helps me achieve that. I love changing my personal style every few months and seeing the latest trends. I also love accessories, particularly handbags – I have got quite a collection now and love collecting them!
Describe your typical day
My typical day would probably be going into Brighton, having a look at the local shops and seeing what the latest fashion trends are. I love fashion and I love getting out and about rather than staying indoors.
What do you find most difficult about living with cancer?
The thing I find most difficult about living with cancer is the constant worry at the back of my mind. I am always concerned and even scared that the tumours might start growing again.
In the literal sense, the thing I find most difficult is not being able to drive (2 year ban since September 2013 because the cancer is a grade 3).
How do you stay positive?
I stay positive by looking back at how far I have come. I understand my condition and I know it is something that will not disappear overnight and that treatment takes time. I am very lucky to also have an amazing, very supportive family.
Why did you start a youtube channel?
I started my youtube channel because when I searched for youtube videos about hair loss, I found them very unhelpful. I found I couldn’t relate to any of the videos I watched, because most of the people were adults, and no one under 20 was making videos.
I promised myself that when I was well enough, I would make a youtube channel and talk about the information I couldn’t find myself.
So far I have had positive feedback and that makes me feel great and that I am making a difference.
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