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Marie looks to the future


STOCKHOLM - Aftonbladet reports today about the ceremony that took place yesterday in the Royal Palace of Stockholm, where Per and Marie received a medal from His Majesty, the King of Sweden.


  According to many of the other distinguished people that attended the ceremony yesterday, she was in a very good mood: "Marie was really fit, I didn't get the impression that she was ill, she seemed happy and in a good mood," tells the author and poet Kristina Lugn, who also got a medal.


  This was Marie's first official appearance since a tumor was found in the back of her head, but this didn't stress her at all, "Marie was in such a good mood, it wasn't a big effort for her [to go to the ceremony]", says Marie's manager Marie Dimberg.


  A self-confident Marie tells Aftonbladet about the event, "it was such a nice day, I only look to the future now," she tells Aftonbladet. "It is really great, both Per and myself feel very proud and honored."


  Now Marie just wants to get back to normal life. Aftonbladet reports that she gets radiation treatment twice a week at the Karolinska hospital in Stockholm, as well as chemotherapy, to prevent the illness from spreading again.


  In addition to the medical treatment, she regularly visits the Karolinska's psychologist, to get help in the mental part of the process.


  As we reported already yesterday, and denying the information that appeared in Expressen yesterday morning, no more tumors have been found in Marie's body. "Marie is surely the one of us with the least cancer in her body, if you take into account how many times her body has been examined," states Per.


  After the ceremony, Marie, who was there with her husband Micke Bolyos, went to Per and Åsa's home to celebrate the medals. Afterwards, Marie and Micke returned to their home in Djursholm.


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