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My Story | Baby Holland

My Story | Baby Holland

  We first met Holland when her mother sent in a photo of her baby sporting UV Skinz, and we immediately fell in love with her sparkly eyes and her sweet smile. It was a couple of emails later that we learned just how special this bundle of energy is and how important staying sun safe will be to this little girl throughout her life. Holland’s mom, Catherine, shares her daughter’s story here to help further understanding of Holland’s challenges…and …

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My Story | Leah with Skin Cancer Stinks

My Story | Leah with Skin Cancer Stinks

If you happen to follow our “My Story” series regularly, you may recall we featured a mother’s experience with her young daughter’s diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. Jenny is an incredible mother, and her daughter, Leah, is nothing short of an inspiration. Together they form a pretty unstoppable team (i.e. Skin Cancer Stinks!) We gave you Jenny’s perspective a few months back, and we are here again to give you Leah’s version. Here is Leah’s …

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My Story | Donna Piunt

My Story | Donna Piunt

Donna Piunt is a melanoma warrior, survivor, and awareness advocate. She has dedicated her life to encouraging and educating others about the importance of sun safety, and the seriousness of skin cancer and melanoma. She has participated in (and created her own!) advocacy and awareness campaigns to benefit others, and we have been blessed to support her efforts and are so honored to share her story! Here is Donna’s Story. How did you discover you had …

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My Story | Paula & Keegan

My Story | Paula & Keegan

This month’s My Story features an incredible mother, Paula, who lost her child much too early to melanoma. Keegan was just 24 years old when she earned her angel wings, and her mother has been dedicated to raising awareness ever since. Here is Paula & Keegan’s Story How did your daughter discover she had Melanoma? Keegan Alyse Knappert was first diagnosed at 21 and died after two and a half year battle at 24. Keegan was …

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My Story | Brenda & Jason Farley

My Story | Brenda & Jason Farley

  One of the greatest traumas imaginable in life is when a parent loses a child. Regardless of age, this is an incredibly difficult reality to accept that can seem to go against the order of nature, only making it more confusing and painful. One of the reasons we share real people’s experiences with melanoma, is to spread awareness of it’s preventable nature as it relates to UV exposure. Jay was a lively, and loving young …

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My Story | Kristi

My Story | Kristi

In case you don’t already know her, I’d like to introduce you all to an incredibly sweet and passionate melanoma survivor, Kristi Fry. Kristi reached out to our CEO, Rhonda Sparks, a while back to talk about their shared passion of melanoma awareness advocacy, and boy did she make an impression! Rhonda then reached out to me to make sure we got Kristi some educational (and fun!) goodies to share with her friends and customers. …

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My Story | Jenny & Leah with Skin Cancer Stinks!

My Story | Jenny & Leah with Skin Cancer Stinks!

One reason I appreciate social media is it allows us the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and organizations that we can connect and share stories with. I came across Skin Cancer Stinks (@SkinCancerStnks) while checking in with the melanoma community on Twitter, and was immediately intrigued! After checking out the organization’s website, www.skincancerstinks.org, I quickly discovered that the faces behind “Skin Cancer Stinks” awareness efforts, were that of a sweet, young melanoma warrior named Leah and …

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