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Re: Keep our moderator in your thoughts and prayers


From: Info LearnAccessibility
Date: Jul 15, 2010 9:30AM


Jared, get well soon. Our prayers are with you always.


On 7/15/10, Cliff Tyllick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I hope Jared Smith doesn't mind my taking this action, but if you don't
> follow him on Twitter, you would have missed his most recent message:
> "Having a large portion of my toe removed. Possible Melanoma. Please check
> for and have suspicious spots examined. Now. Please."
> I've seen Jared mention his faith in his tweets, so I know he's very
> religious. If you are, too, I know that your prayers will mean a great deal
> to him and his family right now. If you're not, I'm sure your caring
> thoughts will mean a lot to them as well.
> But most of all, do take his message seriously. If you don't know exactly
> what to look for to detect possible melanomas, please learn. If you do know,
> please refresh your memory. The Mayo Clinic has good information online:
> http://tinyurl.com/32gh3af (I'm sure there are other good sources, too.)
> If you can't see well enough to recognize melanomas on yourself, please have
> someone close to you or a medical professional help you out by checking
> periodically.
> And don't overlook areas that rarely if ever see the sun. As Jared's case
> shows, melanomas can develop there, too.
> The steps to prevent, detect, and, with early detection, treat melanoma are
> simple. The consequences of waiting too long are harsh. So don't let
> melanoma sneak up on you or those in your care.
> Jared, I'm sure everyone on this list is pulling for you. Get well and stay
> well, my friend.
> Cliff Tyllick
> Usability specialist and Web development coordinator
> Agency Communications Division
> Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
> 512-239-4516