In 2012, doctors diagnosed T.J. Sharpe with stage 4 melanoma and gave him two years to live. Stage 4 melanoma He enrolled in a clinical trial in 2012, but it didn’t work. Undaunted, he remained determined to live, despite increasingly overwhelming odds. Refusing to accept his prognosis, T.J. endured numerous surgeries and two grueling clinical trials, the second of which saved his life.