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I'm a Jesus loving girl who is blessed with an amazing husband and two beautiful children. At the age of 23, while pregnant with my firstborn I noticed a dome shaped nodular area on my left hip. It started growing larger and eventually started bleeding. After the birth of my baby girl and my 24th birthday I decided to get the ugly bump checked. The result was Stage III nodular Malignant Melanoma that had extensions into my lymph nodes. I completed a year of Interferon chemotherapy. a year later I became pregnant with my second child. After his birth I developed two more melanoma primary tumors-- stage 1 2010, and stage 2 in 2011. Since then I have made it my mission to advocate and educate to bring about melanoma awareness in hopes that it could save others from this deadly disease. Thankfully, I am very healthy and doing very well! I have No Evidence of Disease and I'm showing Cancer Who's Boss by staying fit and healthy. I plan to blog about my adventures in running over cancer during training for my first Full marathon Fall 2014. Remember to love your skin, protect your skin, and check your skin. Share the love and spread the chemical-free lotion!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Hello Friends,

Follow my blog with www.bloglovin.com.  After July 1, 2013 (tomorrow) google reader will no longer exist! Those of you who use blogspot might want to sign up with bloglovin as well.  I just signed up today thanks to my friend Chelsea for letting me know this was happening!  Chelsea says bloglovin makes it much easier to keep up with blogs you follow because they send you an email with new blog updates. Thanks for all your love, prayers and support for me along this fight against melanoma!!!  I've been super busy living and loving life but I hope to update you all soon!

Much love,



  1. Hello Alicia,

    We have read your story and have found it be extremely informative. We, Canopy Valley would like to post your story on our web site in an effort to share your story so that if there are any other folks out there with the same and or similar conditions will find your story as useful as we have as well help others in their coping with these situations.

    All that we ask is that you give us your approval and to go to the web site link below to register as a user to join us as a valued member of the Canopy Valley family.


    We would also like to invite you to log in and review our blog posts, stories, and our library collection of sun screen / sun safe products and reviews. We hope that you find our efforts to be useful. Please also provide any input and feed back that you feel may assist others. We are here help and listen.

    Best regards,
    Gary W.
    Co-Founder CanopyValley.com
    Knowledge of Prevention, the Power of Awareness.

  2. Gary,

    I would love for you to share my blog on your website! My prayer is for God to use my story to reach out to those going through this same disease and hopefully spread so much awareness that no one else hears the words "you have malignant melanoma". Thanks for your kind words and what you all stand for!