A portrait series of cancer patients in remission and their dreams. All the patients in this series are a part of OZ Lymfoma´s (Lymfoma Society Slovakia) project "I Can Dream Again", focused on pacients who won their fight with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma - a type of blood cancer.
 
These portraits were taken at the homes of the portrayed or the places, they have chosen themselves. Only natural light was used.
 
Majka, 25 years old
 
“First of all, I want to thank God and my parents for standing by my side. I don´t have a specific dream. I´m enjoying my life and uncovering my talents. I started painting, collecting herbs and practising yoga.”

 
Mária, 32 years old
 
“I would like to show my children the blue sea and the sandy beach for the first time in their lives and to make my husband, who stood by my side all this time, enjoy a holiday, so that he could finally relax. He has showed me, what “in sickness and in health“ really means.“
Bohuslav, 60 years old
 
“My wish is to buy TVs to the rooms at hematology division. It would help patients to find other thoughts while fighting the disease, so that they are not left to think only of what will come next. I would also like to pay for my wife´s surgery, so her epileptic attacks become less frequent.“
Petra, 26 years old
 
“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.”
 
“My dream is to support the children transplant unit and to buy food for the dogs at animal shelters, because my dog is my power engine.“
Helena
 
“After my cancer went into remission, my sister was diagnosed with an even more difficult type of cancer. Now, that we won our fights, my dream is to take her to France and see the castles of the Loire Valley”
Peter, 38 years old
 
“I dream of living a simple and healthy life with my girlfriend and having at least one child. I would also like to make a small biofarm, where we could grow our own “clean food”.
“I very much believe in healthy living now.
Never give up, be positive and drink plenty of clean water!”

 
Marta, 37 years old
 
“My dream is to finish the construction of our house that me and my boyfriend started building before the illness. I imagine myself sitting on the terrace, drinking coffee, watching my dogs playing.”
Marta´s boyfriend left her as a result of a difficult process of the disease. He later recovered from the post-traumatic shock and now they continue living together. Her dog has almost died refusing to eat while Marta was hospitalized.
Tatiana, 65 years old
 
“Now that I am cured, I would like to take my daughter, sister and my grandchildren for an educational trip to the Mediterranean Sea. I am a former geography teacher and travelling has always been my passion.”
Katarína, 50 years old
 
“My big dream is to take part in a 10km “run of my life“, along with my husband and those who brought positive changes to my life and gave me strength an optimism throughout my treatment - my son and my daughter-in-law.“
Táňa, 23 years old
 
“My childhood dream is to open my own ceramics workshop for the little ones and for the adults too, so that they could spend their free time there, relax, open their minds and be creative.“

 
Eva, 34 years old
 
“My biggest dream is to see my sister who moved to live in Croatia. We haven´t seen each other for more than 5 years. She has got two daughters, that I haven´t seen yet, only via Skype an in photographs. Our children don´t know each other. It  would be beautiful to go there, we have never been by sea.“
Róbert, 31 years old
 
“I would like to reconstruct the room of my siblings, who have let me their room, so that I could have my own place to stay when I returned from the hospital.“
“Who fights, wins. 80 percent of success is in your head.“
 
Róbert has written a book about his disease and met his love during its course. He told me he was actually happy to go through cancer, because it changed his life in a positive way.
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