Perth teen in shadow of rare melanoma warns others about suntan dangers

Source:, January 2019

WHILE Amelia Davies-Waddell’s friends were looking forward to hanging out at the beach in the summer holidays, the then 12-year-old was dizzy with thoughts about her fair skin.

One pink spot near Amelia’s left elbow was causing particular anxiety for her mother, Jenny Davies of Redcliffe.

“My mum had this strange gut instinct that told her something wasn’t quite right about that spot,” said Amelia, now aged 16 and studying medical sciences at the University of WA.

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