Every so often someone pops up in your life that really makes you feel lucky. Lucky to have your health and lucky to be in the position you are. Occasionally you meet someone that has such an impact on you that it brings a tear to your eye. Sometimes that person may be one of the bravest and most positive people you've ever met. This person for me is Maya.
Maya has cancer but she's not moping around about it - she's positive and happy, bubbly and smiley, determined and focused. When I met her a few weeks ago she was such a lovely girl with such an amazing story I didn't stop talking about her for ages. You see, Maya has used her degree in fashion to help her deal with illness through documenting her struggle on her blog 'Belle of the Bald'. Since losing her hair Maya has been decorating her head with all kinds of crazy artifacts, including stickers, leaves, gig tickets, toys and now even make-up. The result is the images that feature on her blog and they're bound to make you smile.
Maya is supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust and trying to raise awareness (and cash!) for the teenagers dealing with life changing illnesses. Please, please, please take a look and click that little 'follow' button and while you're at it follow her on twitter (@bellofthebald) It's the best thing you will do all day - promise.