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Champion siblings

Two children from the same family have received prestigious awards in recognition of the courage and bravery they displayed while one of them battled against an extremely rare form of cancer. On Christmas Eve 2014 Tyraah Bell-Lama from...

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It’s a family affair

Three sisters have received prestigious awards in recognition of the courage and bravery they displayed while one of them battled with the effects of an extremely rare form of cancer. In 2000 Megan Thomas from Patcham, Brighton, was diagnosed...

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Championing Rose

Rose Lucking-Elhitmi was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (rb), a cancer which affects the retina of children predominantly under six years old, when she was still only six months old. Tests revealed that Rose had cancer in her right eye, with the...

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I spy with my little eye…

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is urging parents to be aware of the warning signs of a devastating childhood cancer at the start of National Eye Health Awareness Week (18-24 September). Based on the well loved childhood game, I Spy, the latest...

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Kelsey’s an internet pop sensation.

With 14 million views of her videos, 86,000 YouTube followers and TV appearances on BBC and CNN, pint-sized popstar Kelsey Ellison, 24,  has taken the internet by storm. Some of you might remember Kelsey from a past edition of InFocus, when she...

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Getting ready for hospital

Gemma Melisi, Play Specialist at the Royal London Hospital, has some tips for parents on how to help prepare your child for a hospital visit… Preparing a child for hospital is very important, so that you all know what to expect. The thought...

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Lizzie’s Great Adventure

Signing up for the Great Wall of China Trek was one of those things that I do under the category ‘Act Now; Engage Thought Process Later’. Having joined CHECT in November 2015, I discovered that our very small staff team was full of...

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Cycle London to Paris with Team CHECT!

Taking place on 13-17 September is the London to Paris Bike Race, we thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of the people already taking part. Meet three members of the team, who are riding in support of their friend’s son Clark, and...

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Make Some Noise

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is delighted to have been selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries of Global’s Make Some Noise – just one of over 30 charities they will be supporting across the UK. CHECT is the only charity in the UK...

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Drew-Alexander unveils revamped opticians

Vision Express has unveiled its newly refurbished Hounslow store with help from a special guest – childhood eye cancer survivor Drew-Alexander Wisdom-Murray, who was just 18 months old when he had life-saving surgery to remove his right eye. In...

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