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“I don’t feel as lonely as I do in the real world.”

“I don’t feel as lonely as I do in the real world.”

We were visited by the brilliant Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust last week, who shared this lovely video of Isaac with us.Isaac was diagnosed with retinoblastoma and is living with a visual impairment. He explains how the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has helped him to...
Starting a new school

Starting a new school

As we near the end of one school year, many are already looking to the new start in August or September. Whether starting nursery for the first time, moving up to primary or transitioning to secondary, the new school year can bring new challenges. Will other students...
Looking after yourself

Looking after yourself

When your child is diagnosed with retinoblastoma, so much energy goes into looking after them and the rest of the family that it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. But, as Lesley Geen, CHECT support worker, explains, this is important too…Finding out that...
A guide to holidays

A guide to holidays

When your child is having any type of treatment for retinoblastoma it’s a challenging time for the whole family, so it can help to unwind and spend time together away from the hospital. There are many organisations which offer holidays to families whose children are...
Back to school – children’s eye tests

Back to school – children’s eye tests

The new school year has begun and there’s so much to think of – but is an eye test on your to do list? In our guest blog by Vision Express, they explain why it’s so important to get your children’s eyes checked and answer some frequently asked questions… With ‘back to...