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Youngsters who beat eye cancer open refurbished opticians in Windsor

Youngsters who beat eye cancer open refurbished opticians in Windsor

Tara O'Connor

Youngsters who beat eye cancer open refurbished opticians in Windsor

A 10-year-old girl who survived eye cancer has opened a refurbished opticians.

Lily Krapicheler, from Windsor, was diagnosed with unilateral retinoblastoma when she was almost a year old. Since then, she has undergone chemotherapy at the Royal London Hospital.

On Wednesday, Lily represented the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust to reopen the refurbished Vision Express in King Edward Court.

The girl and her mother Mayam Edadi are now ambassadors for awareness of retinoblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of eye cancer that affects babies and young children.

Lily was joined by Tom Ellington, nine, from Maidenhead and his parents Ian and Joanna.

He was diagnosed with eye cancer at two-years-old and lost his right eye.

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust provides support and information for children and families affected by the illness, and is the nominated charity of Vision Express.

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