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The week that changed our lives

The week that changed our lives

One evening, Michelle Turner spotted an unusual white glow in her toddler’s eye. Just seven days later, she was told her boy had cancer. She tells their story… Monday It was a typical weekday evening, just like any other. I was brushing my 23-month-old toddler Ethan’s...
Mum’s Christmas photo warning

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 Christmas Eve, as...
‘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...