Happiness Depends Upon Ourselves - Aristotle

12 Ways to be Happier in the New Year

New beginnings, hopes, dreams, possibilities, resolutions. January is an ideal time to explore how we can make our daily lives happier. Our volunteer CEO, Abby White, shares New Year greetings, tips for a happier 2018, and a personal message of change as the New Year begins.

Happy Holidays - red silhouette of Santa on sleigh pulled by reindeer, flying past the moon. Set on gold background – reflecting colours of the WE C Hope logo.

Season’s Greetings from WE C Hope

Season’s Greetings. Bright lights adorn trees, festive music cheers the soul, and gifts the world over bring joy to those we love. This is a special time for celebration and reflection, for coming together as a community, and sharing hope. Especially when a child has cancer…

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Revisit One Rb World and SIOP 2016 (Dublin)

We are looking forward to One Rb World and SIOP 2017 in Washington D.C. this October. Read about the 2016 One Rb World meeting and International Society of Paediatric Oncology World Congress in this blog mini series, originally shared later last year.

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Share the Gift of Healing Christmas Love

The real spirit of the Holiday Season is not to be found in a festive dinner or brightly wrapped presents under a tree, but in our dedication to helping those around us, in the sharing of hope, peace and friendship. Our CEO, Abby White, shares her mother’s memory of healing Christmas love when Abby was an infant being treated for eye cancer, and some helpful hints to support families in need this year.

The image shows a candle wick apparently dancing within the light of the flame and the muted golden glow encircling it, fading into surrounding darkness. The superimposed quote reads: "Children with cancer are like candles in the wind who accept they are in danger of being extinguished by an unexpected gust, and yet, as they flicker and dance through the storm, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light."

RAE of Hope – Raising Awareness & Empowerment

There’s a new RAE of Hope in the retinoblastoma world this September as we shine the light on childhood eye cancer. Thomas Reid is a survivor, father of a survivor and a Director of WE C Hope USA. The entire Reid Family dedicates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to Raising Awareness and Empowerment as they help children, adult survivors and their families share their experience of retinoblastoma and how it has shaped their lives. Watch the RAE of Hope videos and be inspired.

"Peace does not mean being in a place with no noise, trouble or hard words, but to be in the midst of those things with a calm heart." Anon.

Look After You – Self-CARE Lifesavers

Self-care is vital for all who are impacted by childhood cancer – parents, survivors of all ages and the medical professionals who care for us. Give yourself permission to take time out for you every day! Here are some self-CARE tips to help create inner calm that will dramatically improve your quality of life and the lives of those you care for.

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Happy New Year!

I expect, like me, many of you woke up today with resolutions and big plans to achieve them. As one of my own New Year resolutions is to maintain this blog regularly, I thought sharing some tips I’ve found helpful would be a great way to begin. I’ll be using them to stay on track with my goal, and I hope they’ll help turn your own New Year Resolutions into goals you can truly accomplish in 2016!

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Driving With Monocular Vision

In many countries. Driving with vision in only one eye is legal. However, there are some Important things to bare in mind when driving with monocular vision.