Letters to Glenna

Cosmopolitan Magazine Saved My Life

As a recent college graduate, I have just booked a summer trip to Greece. I immediately started thinking about the amazing hot weather, which of course means fantasizing about that beautiful summer glow I will get. To be prepared for my trip I started thinking about...

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Letter From Margaret

Hello, My name is Margaret and I'm 22 years old from Buffalo NY. I stumbled upon this page when I was doing my own research on Melanoma... As I was diagnosed back in October. I couldn't help but to read Glenna's story and relate to her in how scary the news was at...

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Letter from Joan, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

I also brushed off the seriousness of the sun in my youth. I live in perpetual fear of the “cost” I might pay. Your daughter’s article is inspiring and I admire her courage. You are now my “charity” of choice and I will donate what and when I can.

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Letter from Laura

Hi..my name is Laura, i am 19 and im from Dominican Republic. I was sitting here in my house reading Cosmopolitan, n when i read the article about Glenna i was surprised, shocked and, at the same time, inspired. I really want to thank you for sharing this story with...

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Letter from Jan – Wellesley Recreation Department

This past March, the Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association held its annual conference in Hyannis. One of the informational booths was about the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope. Glenna’s story greatly affected me. I have been involved in lifeguarding since I was 16...

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Letter from Cindy – New Brunswick

I was also diagnosed with melanoma when I was 37. I caught it early because I knew what to look for. My dad died from melanoma when he was 50, so when I found out I had it I was terrified. I know it was from tanning bed use because none of my 4 siblings have had it,...

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Letter from Lisa

Thank you to the Glenna’s family for the courage to share their story of how scary and threatening Melanoma really is. When I was 25, I was diagnosed with Melanoma, but I have a very different story. Thankfully, I caught it early, and my Melanoma did not spread to my...

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Letter from Joanna

I wanted to send you an e-mail about the article that I read about your daughter in Cosmo Magazine a while back. My name is Joanna and I am currently living in Hawaii but was born and raised on Cape Cod as well. I am currently 28 years old and have been in Hawaii for...

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Letter from Ashley

Hello Colleen, You won’t recognize my name or know who I am, but I can say I am a 26 year old female from Ontario, Canada that was truly touched by your daughters story. I’m not sure why I feel compelled to send this email to you, but ever since reading the story...

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Letter from Tiffany

Hi I knew Glenna through lifeguarding at the Town of Barnstable and always enjoyed working with her. She also taught swimming lessons to my younger siblings, and they absolutely adored her. I was just heartbroken to hear about her what she went through and will always...

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Letter from Sarah

Hi Colleen, My name is Sarah and I went to high school and was on the crew team with Glenna. Please let me start of by telling you what a wonderful, beautiful and special person your daughter was. I think about her and your family every day. I was diagnosed with...

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Letter from Kayse

My name is Kayse and I am a 35 year old mother of two and registered nurse. I had a mole that had bothered me for some time but got frequent reassurance from co-workers that it “looked normal”. I wasn’t convinced. However, I continued to tan (even though I knew...

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