In other words, I'm freaking out.
Tonight is the night I address 300+ people at The Plaza who are there to support The Skin Cancer Foundation. I sincerely hope my personal experience allows them to see what living with melanoma is really like, and let's face it, I hope it causes them to write larger checks for such a worthy cause!
Now, I leave with you with the final words of my speech:
"When my insecurity about my scars becomes too much,
I remind myself what writer Chris Cleave wrote in his novel, Little Bee.
He wrote, "I ask you right here, please, to agree with me
that a scar is never ugly.
That is what the scar makers want us to think.
But you and I,
we must make an agreement to defy them,
we must see all scars as beauty.
Because take it from me,
a scar does not form on the dying.
A scar means,