Princess Eugenie inspires young cancer patient to show off her scars in video call with Princess Beatrice
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie teamed up for their first joint Zoom call as they highlighted the huge challenges faced by young people with cancer, particularly issues they've faced during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Queen's granddaughters, whom are honorary patrons of Teenage Cancer Trust, spoke with six young people from across the North West who are helped by the charity's specialist nurses and youth support co-ordinators based at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.
WATCH: Beatrice and Eugenie speak with young cancer patients in first joint Zoom call
Joining the video call from their respective homes, Princess Beatrice, 31, and Princess Eugenie, 30, heard directly from the young people how advice on shielding, necessary appointment delays and loved ones not being able to visit them in hospital, due to the pandemic, has impacted their mental and overall wellbeing – and how Teenage Cancer Trust is helping them through the crisis.
In one sweet moment, one patient told Princess Eugenie that seeing the royal in her wedding dress with her scoliosis scar visible had helped to boost her confidence about showing her own scars on her neck and chest from surgery. Darcy Shaw, 21, from Salford, who was diagnosed with skin cancer in February this year, told the Princess: "I've always struggled with my body image, way before I got diagnosed with cancer, and anxiety and mental health issues. I was quite recently diagnosed in February, and now have a scar on my neck and chest from surgery. And I thought to ...
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