30TH JANUARY: CHECK4SPOTS DAY

Morgan recently lost her battle with melanoma at just 25 years of age.  Although Morgan took great care when enjoying the outdoors, it takes as little as a single exposure for a cell to go rogue and create a melanoma.  Morgan was unlucky, but the good news is that 90% of people can be treated […]

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Morgan Mansell Fund

The Morgan Mansell Fund has been established to carry on Morgan’s mission to do what she could do to support research into the diseases that not only afflicted her but many others throughout the world. The Morgan Mansell Fund is so very proud to announce that its first grant of $20,000 has just been made […]

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A TRIBUTE TO A BEAUTIFUL GIRL

Dear world.  It’s Morgan’s mum and dad here.  If you have been following her on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/dontmswithmorgs/ you will be aware that despite her selfless courage over these past few years fighting multiple sclerosis and CTLA4 deficiency, she succumbed to melanoma cancer in October 2018.   She was just

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When nothing goes to plan

So where was I the last time I blogged? Had just had a modified radical neck dissection and was waiting on pathology results Was planning for an allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant And what was the outcome of these? Modified radical neck dissection: unsuccessful Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant: didn’t happen Sigh. After I woke […]

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Me in a snapshot

I am frequently asked how so much has happened to one person, and when it all happened! I thought it might be easier to give a quick snapshot with a timeline. I have hyperlinked where there is a corresponding blog entry, if you are so inclined. 0-16 1993-2009: HAPPY AS LARRY. Besides childhood asthma, honestly […]

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Metastatic Melanoma / Stem Cell Transplant

Melanoma You know how I said 2018 would be my year? Ha ha ha. If you’re reading this you probably already know that the melanoma I was diagnosed with on my left ear last year has metastasized (fancy word for when the cancer spreads beyond the original site). A couple of days into January I […]

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