Patient Stories

July 16, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

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. 

#GetNaked: Jackie's Story

May 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Prevention

“While my friends were applying for jobs and graduate school, my doctor told me not to make plans beyond five years.” – Jackie

 

#GetNaked: Missy's Story

May 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Prevention

“He had just had a full checkup. It changed that suddenly.” – Missy

 

#GetNaked: Joe's Story

May 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Prevention

“One month before our wedding, I noticed a lump.” – Joe

 

Meet Chris, MRF Courage Award Recipient

May 2, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and we can think of no better way to start the month than by recognizing a melanoma warrior and celebrating the real and lasting impact that MRF supporters have on the melanoma community.

Rare Disease Day: Ross's Story

February 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Patient Stories, Policy, Types of Melanoma

Guest blog post from April Muhlbauer, MRF advocate and mother of a 13-year-old pediatric melanoma warrior.

“I didn’t know anything about melanoma or skin cancer before I got it. I didn’t think I would ever get cancer. I want kids and adults to be aware and know about skin cancer so they can do things to prevent it from happening to them. I want people to know about my cancer and learn from it to protect themselves.”
- Ross Muhlbauer, 13

Make a Difference with Wayne and the MRF

December 19, 2017 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Treatment

Wayne ConnersGuest blog post by melanoma survivor and MRF volunteer advocate, Wayne Conners:

#EyeGetDilated: Alina Itkis

December 8, 2017 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

#EyeGetDilated because… I want to continue exploring the world with my mom. I know this statement may not exactly make sense, so let me explain.

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