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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...
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...
Will’s cycling challenge inspired by son Benjamin

Will’s cycling challenge inspired by son Benjamin

Will Plant took part in the Roubaix Challenge cycling event to raise money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust after his son Benjamin was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. He tells us how it went… A Long Road To The Hell Of the North In May 2013 our son Benjamin...
Using technology to fight retinoblastoma

Using technology to fight retinoblastoma

Technology review: how the latest digital imaging technologies are joining the battle against retinoblastoma It’s difficult to imagine that, only five years ago, smartphones and apps were largely in their infancy – a far cry from their widespread use today....