One year has passed, but our fight continues on for mom.
Stand Up to Melanoma (SU2M) was created in honor of Deb Westman, loving wife and mother of two, who lost her courageous battle with metastatic melanoma on July 19, 2013.
With such a positive outlook on life, no cancer was going to interrupt Deb from living everyday to the fullest. When the “standard” melanoma treatments (surgery, interferon, chemotherapy) didn’t combat the inner monster, Deb never lost one ounce of hope.
Then an opportunity was presented to Deb to begin clinical trials with Dr. Patricia LoRusso and the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Melanoma Dream Team. Deb knew this would be her big break. A combination of clinical trials and inner motivation, positivity, and endurance transformed Deb into a true fighter.
Deb undoubtedly fought with her whole being, but the cancer prevailed.
And so now, on behalf of Deb and others, it’s our turn (yes, YOU too) to fight this terrible disease that doesn’t get the public attention it deserves. It’s time to Stand Up to Melanoma!