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A fragrance inspired by a rebellious era made to be a fun and playful fragrance with notes of
pomegranate, apple and raspberry. Made for courageous, carefree and liberated women.
In the city of Los Angeles, young girl named Tina is born. She was born in a time where women
were unjustly treated. They were expected to follow the society’s wishes and they do not have
the freedom to be themselves. Her parents raised her to be this way. She always hated
following these rules. She hates following something that she does not know the meaning of.
During her college years, she was forced to adhere to more rules to the point where she
couldn’t take it anymore. She started breaking these rules challenging anyone to correct her.
She would always pick a fight with anyone who tries to confront her about what she does. She
does not listen to anyone anymore and she does not care about what happens. She says that
these rules are stupid and pure nonsense. Starting that day, everyone refers to her as Mad Tina.
Ribbon Color:Lime: Lymphoma
I was 15, and no-one close to me had previously had cancer. Despite this, I had already heard of
lymphoma, but only briefly. In my GCSE Psychology class at the start of Year 10, I vividly recall
learning about PET Scans, the case illustrated by a ‘Hodgkins Lymphoma victim’ having them, as
I wrote in my exercise-book. At this point, I also had Hodgkins Lymphoma, but didn’t yet know.
Later, I always remember that I called her a ‘victim’ because it reinforced to me that I then had
no clue about what this cancer entailed. Sure, it’s a hard journey, but I don’t class myself a
mere victim of it.
May 2010 – five years ago this month – is probably when that very first Reed-Sternberg cell
began to go haywire, because I first experienced symptoms around July, and I finished
treatment exactly a year later, in May 2011.
Eventually, my GP felt my neck and realised I needed hospitalising. So off I went, somewhat
naively thinking I’d be home by the end of the day. In actuality, I didn’t return until 9 days and a
Stage 2B diagnosis later.
I had chemo via drip in Hickman Line most weekdays from January til May, as well as chemo
tablets and steroids, which collectively provided me with quite a ‘moon-face’; neutropaenia;
hair loss; sickness and reduced immunity, among other delights! My second PET-Scan was PET-
Negative, so I was clear and just needed to finish two more chemo cycles – OEPA, which I’m
sure some readers here will be familiar with.
Finally, although I usually stay far away from the Bioscience Department because I’m definitely
more suited to media than medicine, I’m really proud that my uni is looking for a uniform cure
for blood cancers from CML to myeloma. In fact, Cardiff Uni is a Leukaemia and Lymphoma
Research Centre of Excellence, with £2million currently invested here. I’m sure the day where
no-one with this diagnosis has to fear an unsuccessful outcome, is fast approaching, thanks to
hard work, which Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research consistently contribute to. – Ellie
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