“I know I’ve been very, very lucky. I look at my beautiful children every day and am so thankful for the second chance at life that I’ve been given.”
“I had a complete response within about six months. All of my tumours disappeared."
'Being able to tell my children that I now have no evidence of disease was the best day ever!' Jen Benfield, Stage IV melanoma survivor
Thanks to the generosity of our MIA community, funds raised from the Christmas Appeal are supporting ongoing research to give other grandfathers like Paul a better chance of survival.
“I’m one of the lucky ones,” said Barbara. Barbara Holland was diagnosed with mucosal melanoma in 2015.
Diane never thought a routine breast screen would result in a melanoma diagnosis.
Advances in melanoma treatment gave Andrea an extra two years with her children. We gave Andrea extra time – but not enough time.
Melissa Tague, 32, first assumed a lump in her groin was an in-grown hair. But it turned out to be melanoma which had spread to her lymph nodes.
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.
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.