I want to share the story of Eric Sizemore. No, I'm not going to write it, I'm merely sharing it. He and his wife will actually tell it to you.
While I don’t know Eric or his wife Jill, they seem like pretty ordinary people. There seems to be nothing truly spectacular about them…nice people that you’d like to have for a neighbor and perhaps call friends. Unfortunately, Eric has advanced melanoma that has spread throughout his body. Sadly, too many people have experienced the same battle as Eric, whether through one’s personal fight, or through witnessing a family member or friend. Eric’s experience reminds me so much of my brother’s, it’s sometimes gives me the willies.
What makes Eric’s story special is that he is sharing it. I know…many others have written blogs about their melanoma battle, but he’s sharing even more. He and his wife, Jill started a blog at http://www.melanomasucks.blogspot.com/ in January, 2010. The postings were sporadic, but very effective as they showed the progression of disease on Eric’s leg. The postings stopped around April, 2011, but they started to post videos updates in March as his melanoma overtook his body…from the small pencil eraser-sized mole on his leg to the “too numerous” tumors in his legs, spine and throughout his body. This is what makes Eric stand-out. His videos are real, raw, tender and sometimes very difficult to watch. But his story needs to be seen and shared. I guarantee that anyone that watches the full series of his videos (13 in all thus far…I think) won’t go away feeling the same about melanoma. Please watch Eric’s video series. And send a prayer his way for a miraculous recovery.