When Life Gives You Lemons
In January 2018, my sister, Melissa, became paralysed from the waist down by multiple sclerosis. As time passed, she began losing her sight, and the loss of feeling was spreading up her body. I was in my first year of university. The whole family was devastated. After 8 months in a wheelchair, she underwent a revolutionary, trial treatment. Following a stem cell transplant and debilitating chemotherapy, she stood up unaided after just one week. I remember getting videos of her first steps down the hospital corridors in Sheffield. The relief and happiness I felt were utterly overwhelming. This project documents Melissa as she returned from hospital to the family home in Farnham. It signposts the beginning of her new life.
Catia Aldeias • Bronwyn Ayre • Sophie Castellani • Isobel Colnaghi • Untitled Film • Imogen Glanville • Lauren Glencross • Chloe Grace • Georgia Lacy • Victoria Maidstone • Stephanie Mensing • Tash Paterson • Llara Plaza • Annie Ratcliff • Samantha Reynolds • Rebecca Sheil • Hannah Souter • Sapphire Stewart • Oli Taylor • Olivia Taylor • Mia Thompson • Bethany White • Elysia Whitehouse •