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“A Message to My 16-year Old Self.”

Forums General Melanoma Community “A Message to My 16-year Old Self.”

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    CLPrice31
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    I am not sure if you all have seen this. It was brought to my attention on Facebook from another melanoma warrior. I posted it on my blog, on facebook, and thought you all would love to see it as well. One of the beautiful ladies in the video emailed me today and thanked me for sharing the video with others. I believe I can speak for all Melanoma Warriors in thanking her for making this. It is EXACTLY what we need to promote melanoma awareness!

    I am not sure if you all have seen this. It was brought to my attention on Facebook from another melanoma warrior. I posted it on my blog, on facebook, and thought you all would love to see it as well. One of the beautiful ladies in the video emailed me today and thanked me for sharing the video with others. I believe I can speak for all Melanoma Warriors in thanking her for making this. It is EXACTLY what we need to promote melanoma awareness!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM&feature=share

     

    Share it. :-)

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      Thanks for posting the link to the excellent video. There remains a great deal of work to be done
      to convince people who have not been touched by melanoma that "it is not just skin ordinary
      cancer". We have very high rates of melanoma here in Australia, but there still is a general lack
      of awareness of how serious things can get if the cancer is not caught very early.

      I have read your profile, and I am impressed by the fact that you have already had CT, PET and
      MRI scans. It sounds like your doctors are being very thorough indeed.

      Frank from Australia

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        Becky
        Participant

        Wow that was powerful…hard to get through without crying. Great video. I liked how one woman said you can get melanoma "even on your tongue" since that is exactly where my sons was.

        Oh and Chelsea I want to tell you I enjoy your blog. i have it bookmarked at work and read it daily :)

        Becky

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        CLPrice31
        Participant

        Aw! Thank you, Becky! It has been the best type of therapy for me…smiley

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        CLPrice31
        Participant

        Aw! Thank you, Becky! It has been the best type of therapy for me…smiley

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        Becky
        Participant

        Wow that was powerful…hard to get through without crying. Great video. I liked how one woman said you can get melanoma "even on your tongue" since that is exactly where my sons was.

        Oh and Chelsea I want to tell you I enjoy your blog. i have it bookmarked at work and read it daily :)

        Becky

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        CLPrice31
        Participant

        Frank,

        I guess I need to update my profile…I am not even sure what it says since the last 5 months have been a whirlwind. I have had 2 surgeries now…headed back on Friday for updated scans. I am keeping my fingers crossed I will have good news to repeat. If you are curious to read my story, you can always check out my blog. http://adventurewithmelanoma.blogspot.com

         

        I tend to update that more. :-)

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        CLPrice31
        Participant

        Frank,

        I guess I need to update my profile…I am not even sure what it says since the last 5 months have been a whirlwind. I have had 2 surgeries now…headed back on Friday for updated scans. I am keeping my fingers crossed I will have good news to repeat. If you are curious to read my story, you can always check out my blog. http://adventurewithmelanoma.blogspot.com

         

        I tend to update that more. :-)

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      Thanks for posting the link to the excellent video. There remains a great deal of work to be done
      to convince people who have not been touched by melanoma that "it is not just skin ordinary
      cancer". We have very high rates of melanoma here in Australia, but there still is a general lack
      of awareness of how serious things can get if the cancer is not caught very early.

      I have read your profile, and I am impressed by the fact that you have already had CT, PET and
      MRI scans. It sounds like your doctors are being very thorough indeed.

      Frank from Australia

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      SusanE
      Participant

      Posted to my husband's facebook!

      Thanks for sharing!

      Susan, wife to Jerry Stage III

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        Carol Taylor
        Participant

        Thank you for posting this! Put it on my Fb, my church's FB, Melanoma Prayer Center, and both blogs. I thought I was toughening up some until I saw this.

        Grace and peace,

        Carol stage 3b

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        Laurie from maine
        Participant

        Hi

        Thank you so much for posting it, it is very well done and powerful.  I posted it on facebook and asked people to forward it to young people they know. 

        thank you

        laurie from maine

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        Laurie from maine
        Participant

        Hi

        Thank you so much for posting it, it is very well done and powerful.  I posted it on facebook and asked people to forward it to young people they know. 

        thank you

        laurie from maine

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        Carol Taylor
        Participant

        Thank you for posting this! Put it on my Fb, my church's FB, Melanoma Prayer Center, and both blogs. I thought I was toughening up some until I saw this.

        Grace and peace,

        Carol stage 3b

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      SusanE
      Participant

      Posted to my husband's facebook!

      Thanks for sharing!

      Susan, wife to Jerry Stage III

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