Real stories about real people affected by knife crime.

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The consequences and dangers of knife carrying are real, but it’s never too late to make the decision to live knife free. Sean, Cameron and Meghan have bravely shared their stories. Watch the film here, or scroll down to see their full stories.

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I just want to be around people that have the same mindset as me.

Stepping away allowed me to express myself and become a better person.

Boxing’s taught me discipline and to focus on what’s in front of me.

I was looking over my shoulder, sweating all the time. I didn't want to live like that.

Having a job has been a massive distraction. Everything’s just fine, you're just free.

I think it's easier if you focus your mind in the right places.

When I’m writing my music, I feel like I have something worth living for.

Being stabbed was the wake-up call but now I feel like I have a positive life ahead of me.

If I get into altercations it would stop me finding out what I'm able to achieve.

I want that successful feeling of when you put in the work and all the effort.

Lying there in hospital I realised there was so much I’d not done and achieved.

I was jumped by some guys. My pride was hurt and I wanted revenge.

You have to take a step back from the madness and think, is it worth it?

It needs to start from a passionate place and therefore your passion will never run out.

Revenge is just pointless really… it’s a cycle.

The world is limitless and I think that’s something that people need to project more.

You’ve got one life, definitely make a difference.

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