AJ needed to go under a general anaesthetic for an examination by a specialist RB team in Birmingham and unfortunately, it was found that the tumour was too big for treatment and enucleation of the right eye (removal) was the best way forward for him. AJ had his right eye fully removed on 09th December 2021 (just one day after his first birthday) but then later in December, the implant used to fill the socket space was rejected by AJ’s body. AJ had another operation on 05th April 2022 to fill the space of the socket using fat taken from elsewhere on his body.
The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) have been a massive support to Alex and his family throughout AJ’s diagnosis and treatment and to say thank you, the family recently raised £1665 in honour of AJ’s birthday, to help support other families affected by Retinoblastoma. AJF Commercial Business Sales will now be making regular contributions to CHECT to further support the amazing work that they do on a daily basis.