Patient Stories

Holiday Greetings in the Season of Giving

December 5, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Types of Melanoma

Dear friends,

Happy Holidays! If your family is like mine, these last weeks of 2018 are some of the busiest of the year. Our days become a whirlwind of holiday plans, travel arrangements, hosting family and friends and wrapping up any loose ends at work before the new year starts. Add a beautifully energetic 2 1/2-year-old in the mix, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

#EyeGetDilated So That No One Else Has To Experience Such a Great Loss

November 29, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by Jim Mills, CURE OM community member and ocular melanoma caregiver:

My name is Jim Mills, I am the husband and caregiver to my late wonderful and beautiful wife Leeanne Michelle Mills. My wife (my honey) and I were friends for 38 years and married for 30 years. 

#EyeGetDilated for Families Affected by OM

November 19, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories, Prevention

Guest blog post by CURE OM community member Joseph Boyle:

Days Like Today Are Why I Support the MRF

November 13, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by MRF Board of Directors member, Doug Brodman:

#EyeGetDilated: Every Day is a Gift

November 9, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by OM survivor and advocate, Ashley McCrary:

#EyeGetDilated to Cancel Cancer

November 5, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by CURE OM advocate, Carrie Rubin:

“Cancer.”

Guest Blog: Nikki's Concert for a Cure

October 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by Chrissy Sorrells.

In October of 2012, my little sister, Nikki, was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and our lives were forever changed. This is her story:

Guest Blog: My Melanoma Experience

August 13, 2018 | Categories: Patient Stories

My Melanoma Experience
By David H. Marx

• ADVOCATE
• THE PERFECT NIGHT
• MY MELANOMA STORY BEGINS
• JOURNEY
• DIAGNOSIS
• GAME PLAN
• HOMEWORK: UNDERSTAND YOUR DIAGNOSIS
• ATTITUDE and POWERFUL EMOTIONS
• SURGERY
• TREATMENT
• AWARENESS
• COURAGE
• ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING

Finding a Support Network: The MRF Lifeline

July 16, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

Most of us have had our struggles attempting to navigate the world of medicine. From working to make sure you meet with the right doctor to trying to understand the information given to you at an appointment, the healthcare system can be an overwhelming journey. This journey can be something simple, but for my younger brother, Steven Michael Bienz, the medical network became his second home and navigating this world was a fight for his life.

Guest Post: Finding Knowledge and Feeling Loved at the CURE OM Patient Symposium

June 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

I first heard about the CURE OM Symposium via Facebook and wanted to attend. However, in the past the timing just didn’t gel with my work schedule. To my delight, this year’s meeting fell at a time that I was able to take off of work to attend. 

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