KIRKBY, England – Friends and family were devastated and shocked by Clare Daly’s sudden death.
Clare, 29, had just gotten married to her husband Paul. In the summer of 2015, she started to feel an an ache in her muscle. She thought it was a pulled muscle.
She underwent physiotherapy, but when things only got worse, she underwent a series of tests, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The tests revealed that Clare had an aggressive form of melanoma. In December, just two months after her diagnosis, Clare died of the disease.
According to Today.com, her funeral was held at the same church where she married Paul a year-and-a-half earlier.
“Clare had the ability to make you feel like you were the most important person in the world when she was with you,” her loved ones recall on the Clare Daly Foundation website. “She was, is, genuinely adored by everyone that knew her.”
Loved ones say Clare took caution to stay out of the sun. Friends say she regularly wore long sleeves and hats while at the beach, and advised everyone to do the same.
Now, her friends and family are raising awareness about the deadliest form of cancer through the Clare Daly Foundation. To learn more, click here.
Melanoma is one of the most common forms of cancer in young adults.
To prevent and spot melanoma early, be sure to protect your skin in the sun and watch for moles. Show anything suspicious to your doctor. For more information, click here.