“A mother has revealed how browsing through a set of family photographs helped save her son’s life,” Katie Davies reports for The Mirror.
“As Zak Sutherland’s mum Stacey looked at pictures of her four children on board the Polar Express she noticed a white pupil in her youngest’s eye,” Davies reports. “Concerned by what she saw, the mum-of-four contacted medics and the 20-moth-old was later diagnosed with retinoblastoma – a rare type of eye cancer that affects children under five.”
“The youngster is now undergoing laser eye treatment and a gruelling course of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumour. And medics have praised Stacey – who could have saved Zak’s eye and his life,” Davies reports. “Zak’s parents originally noticed a twitch in his eye but after taking the pictures on the iPhone Stacey pushed for an earlier appointment at the hospital.”
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MacDailyNews Take: There’s no substitute for smart, attentive parents.