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Starting School

Starting School

Starting school is a huge step for any child but there are added worries for parents of a child who has had retinoblastoma, as Jodie Wood, mum to four-year-old Jude, discovered. But she knows that her little boy is ready to start big school and, with the right support...
Living with an artificial eye

Living with an artificial eye

By Dr Deanna Gibbs, Research Consultant for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals at Barts Health NHS Trust and Principle Investigator of the research project. From reports and feedback from parents, we recognised that there was a gap in the support and...
Amazing humans

Amazing humans

Erin Gentry was two years old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb), she needed lifesaving surgery to remove her left eye and stop the cancer spreading, followed by chemotherapy. Fast forward five years and Erin has been featured as part of BBC 3’s Amazing...
I spy with my little eye…

I spy with my little eye…

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is urging parents to be aware of the warning signs of a devastating childhood cancer at the start of National Eye Health Awareness Week (18-24 September). Based on the well loved childhood game, I Spy, the latest campaign from...
Kelsey’s an internet pop sensation.

Kelsey’s an internet pop sensation.

With 14 million views of her videos, 86,000 YouTube followers and TV appearances on BBC and CNN, pint-sized popstar Kelsey Ellison, 24,  has taken the internet by storm. Some of you might remember Kelsey from a past edition of InFocus, when she won a scholarship to a...