I’m saddened to learn that a friend of mine, Samantha Channels, has passed away.
People from all over the world have been touched by her story and her facebook page is being flooded with thoughts from friends of hers.
Her last post on Facebook was on New Years Eve where she posted the following out to her facebook friends:
I have a few friends that have lost their lives to cancer and even my own mother has had skin cancer at one point in her life.
Many folks here in Hawaii don’t use sunblock when they go out in the sun. I hope folks will remember Samantha Channels the next time they do go out in the sun for an extended period of time.
On part of her website she wanted to thank a few of her friends, sponsors and supporters so in memory of Sam… I’ll give them some support here as well:
Special Thanks to..
Sponsors & Support from the Melanoma Research Foundation (www.melanoma.org), Banana Boat/HawaiiBan Tropic (Jon Mabuni), Malama Music Company, LLC, 808Fifty Clothing & Sticker’s, Cerjo USA Sunglasses, FEARLESS HAWAIIAN, Sleek To Chic Salon and Day Spa , WMI, Surfers for Autism, Big Island Harley Davidson, Native FM, Palekana kai Oceàn Water. Safety non-profit Hilo, Kspin Designs, HiloWebDesigns, Lost Soul Clothing, SPFerr.com, N808Thang, & also from awesome Supporters, Friends and Family like you.