“My daughter’s eye looked like a cat’s eye or a marble in the light – I knew there was something wrong.”
A mother of identical twins was shocked to learn that a strange ‘glow’ in one of her daughter’s eyes was actually retinoblastoma.
Diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb) at 14 months old, Alex tells us about the “rollercoaster ride” that is his life, but ultimately how losing your sight is not the end of life’s wonderful experiences.
75 years on, Alan shares his journey of retinoblastoma treatment in a pre-NHS system, growing up with a prosthetic eye and living life to the full.
As the year draws to an end, it’s a time when we like to look back and reflect on what we’ve achieved, thanks to your absolutely amazing support.
Since 1997, the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has funded more than 20 research projects, totalling almost £700k. Find out more about CHECT research.
Nearly 10 years ago two children were diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Now they have come together to receive a prestigious award for the courage they have shown.
Kate, who had Rb as a baby, looks back on her journey to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse, so she can support families just like hers.
Have you, or someone you love, been affected by Rb? Would you like to share your story to raise awareness and help others going through the same thing?
Today is #YouMadeItHappen day, and a chance for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust to tell you about the difference your amazing support has made.
Two youngsters from Lincoln who battled retinoblastoma were guests of honour to officially open a new Vision Express store.
All her life, Angie Campbell had dreamed of being a mum and having a large family. She takes us on her remarkable journey over the last 18 years to realise her dream.
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.