‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

Alice Taylor had been going blind in one eye for months without anyone realising. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in May 2017, when she was two years old. It was during a game of pirates, when the toddler put an eye patch on over her right eye, that her mum...
Ernie’s retinoblastoma story – by his mum Keri

Ernie’s retinoblastoma story – by his mum Keri

When Ernie was diagnosed with cancer just before his first birthday, it was his parents’ worst nightmare. But positivity saw them through their retinoblastoma journey and now they can look forward to their future, as mum Keri Holt explains… So, Ernie’s story...
‘We’ve come so far in a year’

‘We’ve come so far in a year’

Xavi was diagnosed with retinoblastoma two days after he celebrated turning two years old. Now, as his third birthday approaches, his mum Rhiannon Malbas shares their family’s journey over the last year… Two days after his second birthday our lives were turned upside...
Starting School

Starting School

Starting school is a huge step for any child but there are added worries for parents of a child who has had retinoblastoma, as Jodie Wood, mum to four-year-old Jude, discovered. But she knows that her little boy is ready to start big school and, with the right support...
Telling my friends I had cancer

Telling my friends I had cancer

Olivia Deane hit the headlines when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 12 – this type of eye cancer usually affects babies and young children under six. Now 21 years old, Olivia has written a book about her cancer journey which she has kindly agreed...
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