My mother had a mole removed, and found out she had Melanoma cancer in 2001, and had surgery to remove it. She was told it was gone, however, continued to go in for regular check ups. In September, 2006 she was told it had came back but this time it was under her left lung pushing on her esophagus. She continued to fight with another surgery and a research form of chemotherapy. On October 23, 2008 she left this world to be with the Lord for eternal life without pain. My mother is my hero, and many others she came in contact with over the years.