CHECT ambassadors at Vision Express in Lincoln

CHECT ambassadors at Vision Express in Lincoln

Two children from Lincoln who have battled a rare eye cancer were guests of honour to officially open a new Vision Express store in the city. Sophie Dowling aged 6 and Arwen Somers-Wilson, 4, are recovering from retinoblastoma (Rb). Sophie was diagnosed last year...
‘All I wanted was to be a mum’

‘All I wanted was to be a mum’

All her life, Angie Campbell had dreamed of being a mum and having a large family. But after being diagnosed with a genetic form of retinoblastoma as a baby she knew that her path to parenthood wouldn’t be straightforward. She takes us on her remarkable journey over...
Q&A with NAES

Q&A with NAES

The National Artificial Eye Service, part of the NHS, makes up to 5,000 bespoke artificial eyes a year for people of all ages, from babies to pensioners. We spoke to Helen Lever, Operational Manager and Ken Barratt, Production and Quality Manager, to find out more...
CHECT research – Rb registry

CHECT research – Rb registry

By Helen Jenkinson, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist in the Retinoblastoma Service at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Paul Davies, Head of Registration at NCRAS West Midlands and South Central, Public Health England… Every year, the retinoblastoma (Rb) teams from...
‘I can’t imagine my life without goalball’

‘I can’t imagine my life without goalball’

Kelsey Trevett, 16, was introduced to goalball during the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Since then, the sport has had a huge impact on his life, as he explains… As a blind teenager, it can be difficult to find a sport-related activity that is fully accessible: the...
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