In this week’s podcast episode, Marni will be speaking with Jess Van Zeil, an eye-patch wearing, 26-year-old business owner, best-selling author and resilience expert.
Jess had lost her eye at the age of 22 due to an extremely rare form of cancer- conjunctival ocular melanoma. Conjunctival malignant melanoma is a pigmented lesion of the ocular surface. It is an uncommon but potentially devastating tumour that may invade the local tissues of the eye, spread systemically through lymphatic drainage and hematogenous spread, and recur in spite of treatment. Despite its severity, the rarity of available cases has limited the evidence for diagnosis and management.
With her battle with cancer, Jess learned a lot about resilience and the art of bouncing back. She realised she didn’t want anyone to face life’s challenges unarmed. The art and science of building resilience have become her passion.
That is why Jess developed the PATCH system which will give the skills and tools to grow and thrive when someone is faced with change. She has shared her story and the PATCH methodology on stages across Australia including the NAC in 2018 alongside Tony Robbins, Turia Pitt, Michelle Bridges and Naomi Simson.
In 2019 Jess’ book “Eye Won” was published internationally.
Join us in a special interview with Jess about the cause, treatments and misconceptions about conjunctival ocular melanoma. And hear Jess’s incredible journey of courage, mindset and resilience.
Learn more about Jess Van Zeil here:
Buy Jess’s award-winning book here: http://jessvanzeil.com/eye-won-book/
Download Jess’s gratitude journal for free here: https://mailchi.mp/6bf66332d24b/gratitude
Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dermhealthco/message