Monday, January 16, 2012

Samantha Channels

I was saddened once again to hear of another courageous melanoma warrior losing her battle to melanoma . Samantha Channels was a 37 year old mother of four from Hawaii who has fought melanoma 4 times since 2004 and passed away last night. She created Got Sun Block, a company dedicated to promoting skin cancer awareness and protection. She was very passionate about her mission to raise awareness--and that she did. I'm sure her dedication to that mission will long be remembered and honored as well as the kind of person she was. My heart and prayers go out to her family at this time.


The Path Traveled said...

This was very sad. I read her story. She was a fighter, brave, and went through so much. My heart and prayers go out to her family.

{amy} said...

This is so sad to hear! The Ocular Melanoma world just lost an amazing warrior last week. My heart breaks for these families.

Terra Mahi said...

Our baby was only 36 when Melanoma took her away from all of us who loved her so very much. Eight years she fought for life to be able to watch her children grow up, but in her fight she wanted to teach others about the effects of melanoma and of such a HORRIBLE cancer. Samantha will be missed each and everyday of my life, she made me so very proud to be her mom, and of everything she accomplished in her short life.
Thank you my beautiful angel, for making us so proud of all you did.
I love you.... Mom

Christina said...

Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter did seem like an amazing human being and I'm glad she has been able to impact so many people, even after her passing.

You should be proud!!! Much peace and comfort to you and your family during this time! What a glorious reunion that will be when you will be reunited again someday!

Anonymous said...

You will remain in our memories.
Your sweet smile, your wonderful personality...
I was priviledged to meet you.
I was honored to be your friend.
I miss you.

Anonymous said...

I have known Sam since school days kicking back at Waiakea high school..... And a warrior she was. Sam was fun loving determined and a energetic positive spirit in this world who made everyone smile. My thoughts and love goes out to her family her babies she loved very much and her loved ones..... My sincere and deepest condolences this world has truly lost an amazing person..... Full of light and hope. Love you..... Malia

Persaverence till the end. Love you Sam i will miss you greatly.