Crystal Mai passed away on May 12, 2010. She was so full of life all the way to the end. She was first diagnossed in July of 2009 but when she found out she realized that her family doctor had known for 2 years. She had had a mole removed in 2007 and it had a biopsy done on it but she was never called for a follow up visit on it. She was a walking posterboard for needing early detection. By the time they found it they did surgery and took out a little over a pound out of her back. They told her that it was gone from her body but in December of 2009 it was back and it had spread throughout her body. She kept her faith and her spirits up to the very end. She was my best friend and I miss her everyday, but with all of the pain she was in I know that she is in a better place. She has two beautiful daughters that miss her everyday so we have to talk to them all the time so they won't forget. One of them is 11 and the other 2. The best thing for them is a video made about Crystal with all kinds of pictures. Her hopes were that everyone would get informed and take the necessary precautions to try to avoid this disease. I am doing everything in my power to make this possible!