Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Some years ago Steven had some spots and tissue removed, it was cancerous, so they removed lymph nodes also. All seemed fine until last fall when he had what he thought was a nasty stomach virus. It did not go away. Not too concerned until he just couldn't eat any more in July. The doctor was direct. "You have stage four melanoma, It is in you're abdomen , displacing your intestines". Terminal.