• June 25, 2024

Woman’s Dying Wish Is To Tell Everyone About The Popular Hobby That Gave Her A Deadly Disease [VIDEO]

 Woman’s Dying Wish Is To Tell Everyone About The Popular Hobby That Gave Her A Deadly Disease [VIDEO]

There are many things we do each day that we know are bad for our health, yet many of us still continue to do them. Ashley Trenner’s hobby is taking her life and she wants to warn others about the dangers it poses.

The Food and Drug Administration estimates that roughly 30 million Americans use indoor tanning beds each year, including 2.3 million teens. According to USA Today, these devices are related to more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer each year.

Ashley Trenner was an avid tanner. Since she lived in Washington state, using a tanning bed was the only way to keep a bronze skin tone 365 days a year. Her tanning habit started in high school, and over the years it grew into a full-blown obsession. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UV light increases release of feel-good chemicals that generate feelings of well-being, which can lead to addiction. Ashley grew dependent on the endorphins provided by the UV rays, and she simply felt she looked better when she was tan.

Despite the pleas from her mother to stop tanning in her late 20s, Ashley thought she was immune to the dangers. She ignored that growing lesion on her skin. Eventually, the lesion became too painful to ignore, so she made an appointment with a dermatologist.

Ashley revealed on her deathbed that her final wish was for her story to save at least one person’s life.

“If there’s one person’s life I can affect, that’s a beautiful gift I can give to somebody,” she said.

Ashley passed away on March 15, 2013, following a seven-year-long battle with cancer.

Following her death, both Oregon and Washington passed new laws, placing stricter regulations on the use of tanning beds.

Sources: Americanow, USA Today

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