Simon Cottam is a typical outdoorloving kiwi bloke,a bit of a character and he’s got a message.
“We are all in lockdown at the moment to avoid catching Covid-19, which is killing people. Melanoma kills 500 New Zealanders a year, yet we continue to go out in the sun and not have skin check-ups.”
The self-employed builder has suffered a double whammy; he’d just finished 6 weeks of work due to three surgeries and subsequent infections due to the removal of a melanoma, returned to work, then the lockdown was announced.
This article appeared in the Savvy Magazine in May 2020. Read the entire article…