Patient Stories

September 27, 2016 | Categories: Patient Stories

September 20, 2016 | Categories: News, Patient Stories, Research

Summer's Story: The Need for an OM Patient Registry

August 24, 2016 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Research

Summer shares her ocular melanoma story and why she joined the #CUREOM Unite! campaign to support the development of a national ocular melanoma patient registry.

In Christy's Words: The 2nd Annual Pediatric Melanoma Summit

August 22, 2016 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories

"Mommy, thank you so much for taking me to Great Wolf Lodge again!" Moses wrapped his arms around my neck, with great big tears streaming down his face.

In Linda's Words: 5th Annual CURE OM Eyes on a Cure Symposium

March 24, 2016 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
Melanoma has been a part of my life since 2004. November 2004 I was diagnosed with Stage I cutaneous (skin) melanoma and in January 2008 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). In March 2008 I had plaque brachytherapy treatment to treat the tumor in my eye.

In Amy's Words: Despicable Melanoma - My Minions at Universal Studios

March 17, 2016 | Categories: Diagnosis, Events, Patient Stories
Six years ago I noticed a dark line in my finger nail that continued to worsen over the course of the year. After my nail started lifting from the nail bed, I went to see my dermatologist where I was told I had nothing to worry about. I decided to seek out a second opinion where the reaction was, "I am sure it's fine, but we can do a biopsy if you'd like." I was diagnosed with acral melanoma two weeks later on April 18, 2011. I was only 25.

Julie & Amelia - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 25, 2015 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2015! Join Julie and Amelia in Supporting the MRF.
 

Guest Post: Dr. Sacks, Ocular Melanoma and Gratitude

November 12, 2015 | Categories: Patient Stories

Ocular melanoma survivor Anne Marie Montijo reflects on the passing of Dr. Oliver Sacks and her own goal to live each day with a spirit of gratitude.

Guest Post: Why I Fight

August 28, 2015 | Categories: Patient Stories

Guest blogger Frank Nichols shares his story as an ocular melanoma patient, advocate and participant in Miles for Melanoma NYC.

Holiday Spirit

December 19, 2011 | Categories: Patient Stories

 

The holidays can be challenging in many ways, and particularly when the previous year has brought the death of a loved one.  Often, when someone dies of melanoma, the family elects to have donations made to MRF in that person’s memory.  I am always moved by these decisions, that in the middle of a tragic event the people most affected by loss choose to use that event to help other people.

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