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Lymphoma and Pets
Twitter Honors Girl with Terminal Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Alice Pyne, a 15-year-old British girl dealing with terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, didn’t realize the power of Twitter prior to becoming something of a new age icon.
Upon learning that she was suffering from the deadly disease, Pyne opted to create a bucket list. Among things that she listed was the seemingly lofty hope that she would become a trending topic on Twitter.
"I've been fighting cancer for almost four years and now I know that the cancer is gaining in on me, and it doesn't look like I'm going to win this one," she said on her blog. "I'm hoping to write in here as much as I can and I'm also going to show my bucket list, which I'm trying to get done before I have to go."
Other goals on the bucket list: to make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor, to swim with sharks, to have a purple Apple iPad (her mom will borrow one), to be a dolphin trainer, to go to Cadbury World and eat loads of chocolate and to be a trending topic on Twitter.
That last wish proved easier than she ever could have expected. A mere three days after her first blog entry on June 6, #alicebucketlist began to trend on twitter.
"I can't believe that so many people have taken an interest in my blog," Alice wrote today. "Now for mega exciting news... I'm off to see Take That this weekend, can you believe it?"
Pyne hopes that with her newfound fame she will be able to draw some much-needed attention to donating bone marrow.