My hero is my mum. When I was 12 years old, Mum noticed an abnormal freckle on my right tricep. Even though my mum had been told by her dermatologist that children didn’t need a skin check until they turned 16, she booked an appointment with our local GP to get my freckle looked at. The doctor referred us to Coorparoo Skin Cancer Centre.
I was completely unaware of my risk of developing skin cancer as I was only 12 years old. Little did I know that the freckle would turn out to be a melanoma. Fortunately, it was caught early and cut out immediately.
Thanks to my mum, the potentially life-threatening cancer is out of my body!