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T.J. Sharpe

Starfish Harbor LLC
Patient Advocate
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
T.J. Sharpe is a Stage IV melanoma patient who shares his journey through cancer in the Patient #1 Blog.  He was diagnosed in August 2012 with melanoma tumors in multiple organs, only four weeks after his second child was born. Since then, he has undergone six surgeries and four immunotherapy treatments over two different clinical trials.  The initial failures, and subsequent complete response, have been chronicled in his blog posts since December 2012.  In addition to writing, he is a keynote speaker and consultant to the biopharma and clinical research industries, bringing an educated patient voice as a true stakeholder in challenging healthcare's status quo and making a difference in patients' lives via his company, Starfish Harbor LLC.