BY Melanie Steel

Three years ago, my family began bracing for the battle of our lives. My dad had just been diagnosed with melanoma.

We knew very little about melanoma, so we began to read everything we could in order to know what we were facing. The numbers scared us. The survival rates paralyzed us. All of this was new and frightening. Then, we took a collective deep breath.

As we learned about this ugly disease, we could not stop...

BY Melanie Steel

Silver lining. I've never been a fan of that term. It reminds me of a consolation prize that no one really wants. But three years ago, I began...