Links

These Widow’s Shoes – My blog (me being Sally, Ben’s wife)  about life since losing Ben. It includes reflections on the experience of being a widow, and posts on our toddler daughter’s journey as her understanding of the world and what has happened in her family develops.

Dear 16-year-old Me – Moving and inspiring short video about malignant melanoma produced by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund

Teaching Cancer To Cry – Ezra Caldwell’s beautifully written blog about his years of fighting cancer – plus brilliant photos, recipes and stuff about bikes. This blog inspired Ben to start his back in April 2012. Well worth reading.

My Malignant Melanoma – A website run by a group of malignant melanoma patients and their carers, offering evidence-based information and advice. It includes a blog that is regularly updated with news about the latest treatments and medical trials, as well as links to other blogs and melanoma patient stories.

Living with and Fighting Terminal Cancer – Stage 4 Malignant Melanoma with Multiple Brain and Chest Metastases…the Worst Non-Alcohol Related Headache I’ve Ever Had – Mike Parke’s story and blog (now continued by his wife, Kady) have many similarities to Ben’s – both were strong, positive-minded men, diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma in their early thirties. Both fought hard, willing to undergo all sorts of treatment and gruelling side effects to stay with their loved ones for as long possible. Mike’s blog is honest, funny and highly informative…well worth a look.

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2 responses to “Links

  1. Sue Goldsmith

    Just heard the very sad news about Ben. My friend and I both worked with Ben at Coty and we shall always remember him to be a fantastically funny, intelligent and kind man. Our thoughts are with you Sally and we hope that all of the happy memories you have of your life with Ben help you over the coming months.

  2. Mark

    I have followed Ben’s story for awhile now, I too have MM. I thank you and Ben for sharing. It really made a difference and has helped me though the hard times.
    You two have really touched my heart.
    Mark in Oklahoma.

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