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‘We want to help other families too’

‘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 the Edgars were busy...
My eye? What about it?

My eye? What about it?

Mum Melanie Cassidy reveals how, with the help of some cuddly friends, her son Edward took to his new eye like a duck to water… Edward was 19 months old when he was diagnosed with unilateral retinoblastoma. A week before the operation to remove his right eye, I was...
Amazing Grace wins at dance champs

Amazing Grace wins at dance champs

A 12-year-old Salford girl who lost an eye to a rare form of cancer when she was a baby was part of a winning dance team at the prestigious US Finals in Pensacola, Florida. Grace Rushton was one of 12 dancers in the “Red Hot Wildfire” team who represented the UK in...
Mum urges parents to be ‘eye aware’

Mum urges parents to be ‘eye aware’

Less than one in three parents have ever had their child’s eyes checked, new figures released by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust have revealed. A survey of more than 1,000 mums and dads with children aged from birth to six found that just 28% had taken them to an...
Childhood memories shaped by retinoblastoma

Childhood memories shaped by retinoblastoma

Iain Riddell, lay member of CHECT’s Scientific Advisory Committee, reflects on how childhood memories are shaped by the realities of retinoblastoma… Among the mass of childhood memories rises the parental decision on a regular basis that an exciting family trek...
Rb survivor is a sports star

Rb survivor is a sports star

After battling retinoblastoma as a toddler, Will Jubb, 19, really kicked cancer by realising his dream to become a semi-professional rugby player. His proud mum Clare tells us more…  Will was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in his right eye when he was two years...
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