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The Origin of Carmen Power

Carmen, now 12 years old, has created a series of short interactive videos  to explain what having a brain tumour was like at the age of 7.

The Origin Of Carmen Power is a digital adventure for 7-13 year olds, exploring Carmen’s experience of discovering a brain tumour at 7, and the Superhero who came out of that experience. It’s an adventure filled with monsters, magic powers and Unicorns! In the video, you’ll meet Carmen Power who shares her real-life experience and uses play and imagination to express the challenges she faced and has overcome, all with the help of her trusty sidekick, Tremendous Toby.
The Origin of Carmen Power has been made especially for children aged 7-13 and enables children to explore it at their own pace, for as long or short a time as they wish. As this story contains emotive subject matter, you may wish to explore this story together with your child.

Watch The Origin of Carmen Power


This piece of work was supported by Great Ormond Street Hospital and Beyond Arts. Beyond Arts uses art to amplify the voices of young people who have experienced cancer. It empowers those who have experienced cancer to find their own language to respond to and communicate their experience.

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