Patient Blogs

Dannielle's first Christmas without Adam
09 May 2017

Dannielle's first Christmas without Adam

When Dannielle was told that her boyfriend Adam had late-stage advanced melanoma, she wasn't sure if he would be alive for Christmas that year. 

Introducing our newest members of the 'MIA family'​
19 Sep 2017

Introducing our newest members of the 'MIA family'​

Meet babies Mia and Gracie Georgina. Not only are they the apple of their dads’ eyes, but they are the ultimate thank you to the organisation that saved their lives.

David Day and a lifetime of missed moments
09 May 2017

David Day and a lifetime of missed moments

David Day was one of the 20% of people with advanced melanoma have primary resistance to new drugs with ‘super progression' and we need to find out why. 

"Research saved my life!"
05 Oct 2017

"Research saved my life!"

Once riddled with tumours, Ian is now living life to fullest with no sign of disease thanks to immunotherapy.

The doctor becomes a patient
15 Sep 2017

The doctor becomes a patient

Michael shares his story of his melanoma diagnosis and being on a clinical trial. 

Stopping Renae's melanoma in its tracks
11 Sep 2017

Stopping Renae's melanoma in its tracks

Instead of watching and waiting for her melanoma to progress, Renae was given the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial that has stopped her melanoma advancing.

The mystery of resistance - Nathan's story

The Mystery of Resistance - Nathan's story

Family man Nathan Giles tragically lost his battle with melanoma in June last year. He was just 38 years old. Nathan was given access to treatments that extended his life by five years – giving him precious time with his family including five young children.

But why did Nathan develop resistance to treatment that was initially helping him?

Leigh's Hope
18 May 2017

Leigh's Hope

Leigh’s advanced melanoma diagnosis came as a complete surprise to him. A young man with two small children, Leigh was told he had less than four months to live. His best hope was to join a clinical trial.

Caitlin's reason to smile
09 May 2017

Caitlin's reason to smile

Caitlin had plenty to smile about: a close family, a boyfriend, and only one year left of university. Life was good. But in 2015, she almost lost everything when she was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma.

Melanoma at your fingertip
04 May 2017

Melanoma at your fingertip

Amanda shares her story of her diagnosis of a rare form of melanoma - acal melanoma.