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‘Having one eye makes me who I am’

‘Having one eye makes me who I am’

Kate Foster was diagnosed with retinoblastoma as a baby and had her eye removed before her first birthday. Now, 28 years later, she looks back on her journey to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse, so she can support families just like hers… I was 11 months old when...
‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

Alice Taylor had been going blind in one eye for months without anyone realising. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in May 2017, when she was two years old. It was during a game of pirates, when the toddler put an eye patch on over her right eye, that her mum...
Ernie’s retinoblastoma story – by his mum Keri

Ernie’s retinoblastoma story – by his mum Keri

When Ernie was diagnosed with cancer just before his first birthday, it was his parents’ worst nightmare. But positivity saw them through their retinoblastoma journey and now they can look forward to their future, as mum Keri Holt explains… So, Ernie’s story...
The beginning of my story

The beginning of my story

Olivia Deane hit the headlines when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma aged 12 – this type of eye cancer usually affects young children under six. Now 20, Olivia has written a book about her cancer journey which she has kindly agreed to share on our blog. Over the...