Glenna Kohl, death by tanning

A Death by Suntan at age 26

Honestly, I am not sure where to begin with this story. 🙁

Basically I caught it on my Facebook feed, I re-posted the story before I actually read it. Then I was thinking about it and decided to read it.

First, it made me think of my own tanning I had done. Both times my experience in a tanning bed I had burned. I have tanned in the sun too. I had burned as well. I have very fair skin and do not tan period. The last type of tanning I had done was a spray on tan a couple of years ago.

Then I think of my families’ and other people I know who tan. I know my sister and parents like to tan either in beds or the sun. Now I wish they would reconsider doing it anymore. 🙁 Although they do not do it often anymore it still makes me fear for their safety and lives.

What I loved about this story, about Glenna Kohl, is the fact that she was SO POSITIVE and so positive about her recovery regarding her skin cancer, even though she had level 4 Melanoma and the most deadliest of skin cancer. I just cannot believe that she did not survive. She BELIEVED she would be cured and so was SO POSITIVE. The only thing I can think of is maybe it was her time to go because I really believe we can cure ourselves out of sickness. With such things as law of attraction and being positive.

I saw a little bit of myself in her because I try to be positive at least 90% of the time and that is no joke. I also know if I was in a similar situation, I would react the same way Glenna did.

What also makes me sad for Glenna’s situation is the fact that she was never able to get married and have children. She wasn’t able to just LIVE. 🙁 If she were still alive, she would have been around the same age as me. Oddly enough I cannot find her birthday anywhere. I think she might have been born between the years of 1981-1983.

Rest In Peace Glenna Kohl, your legacy will live on The Glenna Kohl Fun for Hope