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Esme is VIP guest

Young eye cancer survivor Esme Eagle Davies and Mayor of Hereford Jim Kenyon were special guests as Vision Express opened its new-look Hereford High Street store. Esme, aged 10, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma just before her first birthday...

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Monocular vision

Monocular vision means ‘sight in one eye only’. This information outlines some of the challenges that some children with monocular vision may face… Many children learn to cope very well with sight in one eye only and, in general, the earlier...

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Armanie, 7, raises awareness

Seven-year-old Armanie Binning is doing her bit to raise awareness of retinoblastoma by writing this heartwarming letter to her headteacher. Armanie’s little sister Krïti, who is six months old, has been having chemotherapy after being...

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Mum’s Christmas photo warning

Christmas is a time for taking festive family photos – but one mum is warning parents to make sure they check their snaps for symptoms of a rare childhood cancer after her six-month-old baby was diagnosed with the condition. On the morning of...

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CHECT Christmas eCards

We’re delighted to reveal our 2016 Christmas eCards, which have all been created with a little help from our Santa’s elves. Each of the four festive designs were drawn by children affected by retinoblastoma attending Birmingham Children’s...

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CHECT research in practice

In 2014, CHECT and Fight for Sight co-funded a research project to improve the sensitivity of current genetic testing methods that all new families in the UK affected by retinoblastoma now undergo. Project leaders Dr Simon Ramsden and Dr Trevor...

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Sisters are doing it for themselves

Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps for families affected by illness – including siblings. Here Megan Deakin, big sister of Eliza who was diagnosed with Rb as a baby, gives us the lowdown on what makes this holiday camp so great… ...

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‘We want to help other families too’

Despite coping with two cancer diagnoses, one family have raised more than £17,000 for charity, to make sure that families in the future are supported as well as they have been. We caught up with the Edgars – here is their story… Last Christmas...

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Mission of a lifetime

Karen Stuart was diagnosed with retinoblastoma when she was three years old. Now, 30 years later, she and her ex-army dad Ray share their own memories from that time and reveal why their personal health challenges have inspired them to take on...

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Team Harry take on the three peaks

After his two-year-old grandson Harry was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, Paul Stokes decided he wanted to raise funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust by taking on not one, not two, but three peaks in under 12 hours. He tells his story… “My...

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