Aged just 30; Tracy was 24 weeks pregnant with twins when she received the devastating news that she had Ocular Melanoma. Tracy was closely monitored by the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, a specialist centre of excellence in the UK, and with the loving support of her husband, she insisted on carrying her twins to full term before undergoing treatment.
In June 2010 and at 38 weeks pregnant, Tracy gave birth to two healthy baby girls, Sophie and Chloe. A month later, she received treatment at the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre.
Tracy said: “It was down to the research at the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre that the clinicians were able to advise I could wait for the girls to be born rather than having them induced early, putting their lives at risk. As you can imagine this is something Rob and I are very grateful for...
As a thank you for all the help and support and for giving me a second chance to spend time with my lovely family, I wanted to do something that I wouldn’t have even attempted this time last year but will now, A CHALLENGE!”
Incredibly, the couple raised £3,588 for The Eye Tumour Research Fund, which will help fund vital new equipment and research.
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If you would like to make a donation to the Eye Tumour Research Fund and support Rob and Tracy Cirin in their fundraising efforts, you can do so by sending a cheque to: General Office, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP, made payable to: 'The RL&BUH Trust Funds-Eye Tumour Research Fund’.