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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...
‘It’s very important to accept help when you need it’

‘It’s very important to accept help when you need it’

Fifteen-year-old Katy Hughes was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma as a baby. She talks about growing up with an artificial eye and how having cancer has inspired her to aim high… My name is Katy Hughes and I am 15 years old. When I was six months old I was...
Mum backs campaign to improve eye cancer awareness

Mum backs campaign to improve eye cancer awareness

One in five babies and children in the UK with an aggressive type of eye cancer have to wait more than six months to be diagnosed, according to new figures. The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) found that 21% of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma in 2015 had a...
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