Patrick Guddal

Stage 3A, Minneapolis MN

I think everyone’s battle with melanoma urges them to educate others….

….and teach awareness
….and teach prevention
….and be a sun safety fanatic
….and advocate for research funding
….and advocate for education funding…

Like a lot of people, I was blindsided with my Stage 3 diagnosis, and I’m from a large family of medicine. My reaction was total shock.

Why me?
Why wasn’t I aware of this?
What can I do to prevent others from going through what I did?

I think we all ask ourselves those questions, and we all become advocates to a degree.

I’m on fire, and I’m not stopping, until everyone knows, or there’s a cure, or both.