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Exhibition: Everlasting Lives
Exhibition featured in the East End Review

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Viviane Fatimani, 29 | Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December 2009



The scent of my French grandmother
My grandmother died last year at Christmas, two days before we came to visit but I think it was on purpose because she always made me promise I would be at her funeral.
When I was living in Mexico, sometimes she said ‘you will come back for my funeral right ?’ ‘Yeah of course I will Mémé!’.
I have kept her perfume because it smells of her. It is Cinema by Yves Saint Laurent. I can’t believe she used to bath herself in this stuff.
I used to think that it was just what she used to smell of. I didn’t realize it was perfume. My aunt told me ‘you should take the perfume’.
I took it to my sister and I said: ‘Close your eyes, smell this, what is it ? What does it smell of?’ She said, ‘it smells of Mémé !’


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John Waterhouse, 77 | Diagnosed with blood cancer in January 2013



My brother
My brother, 79, is still alive. Unfortunately he has terminal cancer as well. He lives in Essex. We keep in touch everyday. We phone each other. Either I phone him or he phones me. Him and his wife, they are ok.
Sometimes I go and see them.


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Lucie Owen | Diagnosed with cancer




My Shamrock from Galway
We went to Ireland on holiday. He surprised me, he just booked the car. We went for 3 weeks. We went right to the north: stayed in Bed and Breakfast from Bandon to Killarney to Limerick and right up to Galway. He bought me a Shamrock.
That is my Shamrock from Galway.


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Jade Sempare, 31 | Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 13



My sister
She is extremely important to me.
As a child, I always wanted a sister or a brother. On the picture, we look so alike and it feels nice to me that she has the opportunity to live the life I once had and makes the right decisions.
I am so proud of her.


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