Gratitude Wall

Tell Us Something Awesome!

We created this virtual Wall of Gratitude to offer the melanoma community an opportunity to express what you are thankful for. Kind words. Thoughtful words. Honest words. Words written from the heart. Your words. They matter.

Why is practicing gratitude so important?

Studies have documented the social, physical, and psychological benefits of practicing gratitude. Even amid adversity, such as coping with melanoma, or other crisis, we know that practicing gratitude can:

  • Bring us happiness.
  • Boost feelings of optimism, joy, pleasure, enthusiasm, and other positive emotions.
  • Reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Motivate us to take better care of our health.
  • Help us to sleep better: If you want to sleep more soundly, count blessings, not sheep!
  • Promote forgiveness and compassion.

We encourage you to add electronic sticky notes with messages of gratitude to our online Wall of Gratitude. Visit and add to the board as much as you would like. What are you grateful for? Post a note on our gratitude wall here.

*P.S. YOU can DONATE too!

Surviving 2 years- thanks to immunotherapy, cyberknife, wonderful oncology team, and the support of my family & friends.
Susan R., Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Louisville, Colorado
I am GRATEFUL for another day! Breathing, living, being a wife, and mother!!
Meggan P., Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Marion, Indiana
I’m thankful for: 1. My family support 2. My doctors and surgeon 3. Immunotherapy
Jay H., Stage III Melanoma Survivor,Rochester, Michigan
I’m grateful that my daughter (stage IV) is being treated at the Mayo Cancer in Rochester MN and her tumors are shrinking.
Krisann F., Mother, Sparta, Wisconsin
My wife’s unconditional unwavering love and support. Our dogs for snuggling when I didn’t feel good, and Zappos paying 100% of all medication.
Andrew P., Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Las Vegas, Nevada
I am grateful that a doctor saw my mole and sent me to get it checked. I am especially thankful to be alive 10 years later ❤
Johanna L., Stage I Melanoma Survivor, Suffolk, Virginia
I am eternally grateful for my little sister. Due to her battle and insistence, I truly believe she saved my life so I could help others.
Todd R., Stage I Melanoma Survivor, Phoenix, Arizona
I am grateful for today!
Robin I., Stage III Melanoma Survivor, Woodinville, Washington
I’m grateful that in 2015 my PCP sent me to a dermatologist for something she thought looked suspicious allowing me to catch it early.
Jill G., Stage I Melanoma Survivor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am thankful for salvation by and thru the Lord Jesus Christ. It is because of salvation thru him that I know I will see my mom again!!!
Nicole G., Daughter, Vilas, North Carolina
I’m grateful for the chance I’ve been given to continue to live my life and most importantly, my husband and family, for their support!
Lorie T., Stage III Melanoma Survivor, Columbus, Ohio
I am grateful to have a doctor who believed me.
Karen S., Stage III Melanoma Survivor, Pickering, Ontario
I am grateful for my husband being “cancer-free” from his Stage IIIC melanoma for almost 6 years thanks to immunotherapy.
Heather N., Wife, Erie, Pennsylvania
I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends. They are my heroes!
Ken B., Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Memphis, Tennessee
“I am grateful to still be here! I’ve been fighting for 15 years and I’ve found a positive attitude is the best attitude to have.”
Nancy C. Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Hudson, Iowa
“Today I am thankful for my father’s eight-month follow-up that shows no return of cancer.”
Lindsey B. Daughter of a Melanoma Survivor, Providence, Rhode Island
“I am grateful to have a mom, who is so much stronger than anything thrown her way.”
Sara K., Daughter of a Melanoma Survivor, Tampa, Florida
“A relaxing weekend by the shore, including a wonderful drive along the coast of Maine with my two girls.”
Martin L. Stage IV Melanoma Survivor, Cleveland, Ohio
“Having patience and keeping things in perspective.  Sometimes, having a terrible, very bad day is a perfect reminder to appreciate the many good
Kelly W. Stage III Melanoma Survivor, Houston, Texas