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I am a 46 year old stay at home mom who lives in Tampa, FL. I have three teenagers, 18, 17 and 14 and have been married to my husband, Griff for 21 years. My favorite place to be is on the water. I am very active in my community and kids’ schools. Love to run, paddle board, listen to live music and laugh with my family and friends. I was had surgery for a malignant melanoma on the back of right thigh on 1/5/2016 at Moffitt Cancer Center. I was diagnosed with stage 3B Melanoma (regional lymph node in my right groin) on 1/12/22.

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Stage 1

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Stage 3