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Ireland's millennials share their experiences #LivingWithCancer

Published 18/09/2015 | 13:55

As part of Independent.ie's week long #LivingWithCancer series, we asked a number of social media influencers to share their stories of how cancer has touched their lives.

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Independent.ie asked a number of video bloggers to create a video addressing their personal experiences with cancer. Those that took up the challenge had lived with cancer through scares, loss of loved ones and their own health issues.

Watch all the videos here. As part of this campaign, Independent.ie and the vloggers are asking people to donate to the Irish Cancer Society by texting PINK to 50300.

James Mitchell

James Mitchell is best known for his brash, no-holds-barred, high-energy videos online, but this one shows his vulnerable side - previously seen in his 'Call Your Nanna' viral video.

James Mitchell on #LivingWithCancer: 'It can be very violent, very destructive... it can scare you half to death'  

 

Clisare

'Clisare' is best known for her 'Shite Irish Girls Say' video which racked up over 1.5million views. She has over 90,000 followers on social media with 14million views across YouTube and Vine.

Clisare, real name Clare Cullen, spoke about her mother's death from the disease and her father's remission.

YouTuber Clisare on #LivingWithCancer: 'I had to face up to responsibilities I wasn't ready for'

 

'LifeWithLissie'

'LifeWithLissie', real name Lisa Turner is best known for starting the 'Irish YouTuber tag' which took off with video makers all around Ireland and for her video speaking about the issue of mental health.

'Aine Beauty'

Aine is a beauty vlogger who normally covers topics like hair and makeup tutorials, product reviews and more.

YouTuber 'AineBeauty' on #LivingWithCancer: 'When you're waiting on results it's incredibly scary'  

Text PINK to 50300 to donate €4 to the Irish Cancer Society.

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