Monday, January 20, 2014

Bald and beautiful: B.C. model with cancer hopes to inspire

[photos] Elly Maydayelly mayday                                                                       CTV British Columbia:
A local model with a rare form of cancer is sharing her story in hopes of changing the way the fashion industry thinks about beauty.
Elly Mayday is only 25 years old, but has already endured months of chemotherapy and a hysterectomy to battle a type of ovarian cancer usually only seen in post-menopausal women.
“I was told it was a cyst so many times, and I just knew deep down in my heart that there was something else wrong,” Mayday says. But instead of doing what many might – hanging up her hat and retiring from the world of fashion and beauty – Mayday has kept on modelling, proudly showing off her surgery scars and bald head in a
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