Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 05/20/06 http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=12ecebf806e03d57 The tiny black mole on 23-year-old Courtney Freasier’s stomach was only the size of a fine-point marker tip, but it would change her life. When the strange-looking spot started bleeding one day, Freasier wasted no time making an appointment with a dermatologist, and a speedy biopsy determined the worst: melanoma cancer. Fortunately, Freasier’s story has a happier ending. She was diagnosed in 2000, and today the 29-year-old is a wife, an occupational therapy student at the University of Texas Medical Branch and an advocate for skin cancer awareness. “I feel like I’ve been given a second chance, and I want to tell anyone who will listen that having a good tan is not worth the risk,” Freasier said. Students have organized a Walk for Melanoma at 8:30 a.m. today at the University of Texas Medical Branch track on the corner of Market Street and Holiday Drive.