BY Britta Fortson

When I began running at age 17, I ran about three times a week because it made me feel good and helped me maintain a healthy weight. It soon became a routine and a healthy hobby that helped me manage stress and anxiety and, best of all, socialize with other runners.

After I’d been running for about a year, I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma, a very rare eye cancer. The cancer, thankfully, was only in my optic nerve and hadn’t...

Two-time ocular melanoma survivor and runner Britta Fortson

BY Britta Fortson

Some 23 years ago, I was 19 and getting ready to start college at Florida State University. But after experiencing blurry vision that could...