Finished Eye Hand-print Collage

Rare Disease Day 2015

A rare disease is one that affects less than one in 2,000 people. To show our support for Rare Disease Day on 28th February 2015, and for children who have a rare eye condition, we asked children visiting the hospital in February 2015 to give us their handprint to help us make a picture of a giant eye!

With the help of children of all ages visiting the hospital, we received a fantastic number of handprints in all colours, shapes and sizes! With the help of our Play Team and some of our Ophthalmologists, we then unveiled the giant handprint eye in the Moorfields Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Hospital in March 2015.

References

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