“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Ryley’s cousin Regin was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma. He decided one day to stand on the sidewalk outside our house with a sign that said cancer sucks donate. With in an hour he made $100. He loves his cousin and will do any thing for him. Also at one of Regin’s chemo appointments he stood in the middle of the hall with a sign that said “I hope you feel better.” I’m proud of him. He is 8 years old and has more compassion than many people. I love him very much. He makes me proud.
Retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that begins in the retina — the sensitive lining on the inside of your eye. Retinoblastoma most commonly affects young children, but can rarely occur in adults.
Your retina is made up of nerve tissue that senses light as it comes through the front of your eye. The retina sends signals through your optic nerve to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as images.