Katie's lovely words on the affect telling her retinoblastoma story has had on her life left us tearing up! We are always looking for new voices for our social media and website, so do drop us a message if you'd like to contribute.
Hi, I’m Katie and over the summer I went on a tour with the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra to France and Spain, in which I am principle second violin. I also had retinoblastoma when I was 8 and now have an artificial right eye. In orchestra this means I always sit on the right hands side of the stand (we share in pairs) and sometimes I need to move around slightly more than average to make sure I can see the conductor. This is a daily blog about what we got up to and my life on tour (with an artificial eye!).
Will Jubb was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at two years old and had his right eye enucleated. However, playing with one eye has not held him back from a successful rugby career. Nowadays, Will plays as a hooker for the York City Knights professional rugby league team.