As a child, I suffered with Retinoblastoma which is a rare type of eye cancer that is mostly found in children under the age of 5. When I was 3 months old, I had my eye removed and now wear a prosthetic which is made of acrylic and all sorts of things.
Earlier on today, I saw another girl I had met though the charity who had Rb had posted a #nomakeupselfie of her with not only no make up on, but without her eye in either. This was something that really made me think about how much it has affected me and other people and made me really want to post this myself, so I did! I have had a lovely response from friends and family, with my cousin saying the photo could go viral and I think my dad may have even teared up a bit when he came in after seeing it. (Don't worry dad, I haven't posted that on the internet or anything!)
#nomakeupselfie's are all well and good, but if people don't donate and just respond to them then really it's a waste of time. I think we have come so far with everything in terms of cancer treatments and there is so much more to discover, as well as so much more support that can be given to family, friends and patients. So with that in mind, while I am not asking you to donate to Cancer Research UK (I am not stopping you either! I think it's brilliant that there have been so many donations from this!) I am asking you to donate to the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, which is so close to my heart and gives so much support to the families of such young children! Text EYES25 to 70070 to donate as much as you want to give!
Thank you so much!