Dear 16 Year Old Me,

by Erica

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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Rachel May 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Great video, Erica. And such a good reminder! I certainly had no idea at sixteen, when I was desperate to constantly have a tan. And also – a great reminder to share this with our kids before they ever get to that stage.


2 Aimee May 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

WOW! Best most powerful awareness video I’ve ever seen. I just had surgery to remove a patch of Basel Cell cancer from my scalp last month – thankful it was only Basel Cell but scary to have skin cancer at the age of 29 – and the spot was there for YEARS and didn’t have it checked until now! Thank you for posting this video!


3 Roxanne May 29, 2011 at 1:45 am

Thank you for sharing this. I’m dark-skinned and sometimes I think that means I don’t need to wear sunscreen or to protect my skin, but this changed my mind. I’m going to start protecting myself when I’m going to be exposed to the sun for long periods.


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