CHIVE ON MELISSA

$17,525 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 521 people in 10 months
Melissa Smith   ANNAPOLIS, MD

Melissa has been having a hard time lately. For the last 8 months, she has spent almost every day in the hospital, and very few in her new, fully-adapted home built for her with love by Chive Nation.

A couple months ago, she was put on life support after falling ill with serious lung infections and double pneumonia. She battled a life-threatening infection called Sepsis which is being treated with high doses of antibiotics. She has a hematoma on her wrist and 2 weeks ago, she was diagnosed with Chron's disease on top of everything else.

Lastly, and worst of all, because of all the time her house has been left unoccupied while Melissa fights for her life in the hospital, she was recently robbed. 

Someone broke into her home while she wasn't there and stole her laptop. In an instant, years of memories vanished. Her nephews growing up, her triumphs over cancer... the day we surprised her with a new home. All gone.

It's been a really difficult year for Chive Nation's sweetheart, but as history can attest, Melissa Smith is stronger than anything that happens to her.

Keep her in your thoughts; give her the positive energy she needs to get better.

And if you can, donate a couple dollars so Melissa can replace her computer.

KCCO.




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Update 4
10 months ago
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I feel so incredibly loved and blessed & thankful for all of you. I don't know where I would be or if I would be without all the outpouring of love you've all been a part of. Thank you so so so much, I'll never be able to put into words how much you all mean to me and just how thankful I really am. My heart is so warm and I thank you all for that. So much love.
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Update 3
10 months ago
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I want every single person out there that has been a part of my life and taken care of me and pushed me through when I didn't think I could make it anymore, I hope you ALL know how much you all mean to me. Having my house broke into while I was in the hospital broke my heart because my Mac book pro was taken with 10 years of pictures and my nephews being born and just my cancer and health story that my sister made and mean so much to me, I'm still praying Detective Doyle will track it down but it's not likely, they also took a little silver turtle I bought overseas and it's looking like I might get that back- fingers crossed. Probably none on my MK watches, I had 4 they're all gone. Material things suck but the memories and pictures hurt my heart.
I have fallen into a dark place this year but I thank my family, friends, Chivers, all the people I've met through Facebook and we have daily conversations. I am so blessed in that sense. And listen guys, I will be replying to every message as soon as I can- I'll do a lot from my phone this evening. I LOVE you all. It's so good to feel wrapped up in love through all the ugly we have going on in this world currently. All the love I posses.. Melissa ❤️
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Update 2
10 months ago
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Hi everyone, since the beginning of 2015, life has been so difficult and as much I work hard to stay positive and think it's going to get better, it has to, then towards the end of March, I woke up and had no idea where I was or what was happening to me. At first I couldn't find anyone that looked familiar and my hands were tied me then my sister and my mom rushed to me and held both of my hands and I couldn't talk so write and barely move my atrophied arms and body.

I spent quite a while in that situation and had PT and OT and I am still working on getting stronger because I've been back in the hospital 4x since then with pneumonias, sepsis and now chrons and the list goes on so, I've had a hard time trying to stay "positive" I feel that I've lost my sparkle and started to isolate quite a bit because usually in the summers I am a bit healthier and get to do more, this year, I've done nothing except hang around the hospital face timing my nephews and David Cosner and checking in on Facebook. It trying very hard not to be a burden to anyone.

Anyway, waking up this morning I couldn't believe my eyes and my heart is so warm and cozy and I feel so so loved which I really needed that reminder that I am loved. The first time I met a Chiver named Sarah Pries, she told me "we will always be behind you now, you'll never have to worry because we have your back" and while I don't like feeling so vulnerable or having to keep asking for help all the time, I need it and she is right. My big fat green chiving beer-drinking lovers with the biggest hearts I have ever know keep taking care of me when I have fallen literally and figuratively so many times. I am blessed. You all are so special and will always have a place in my heart. These memories I will never, ever forget. Thank you x a billion times.
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Update 1
10 months ago
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I seriously can't believe my eyes. I just woke up from a nap and saw this gofundme. It makes me feel unbelievably blessed. I don't ever know where I would be with you people. I was falling into a dark place between my health, my finances and just my life in general. Thank you for ALWAYS changing that for me. I love you all.
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Justin Semrick
10 months ago
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Leave it to the Chivers to double the goal in less than an hour ;)

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Gino Serafica
10 months ago
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I didn't get to write a note on my donation but I wish you well and just look at the support you have! We're here for you and all other Chivers out there! Keep your chin up! We love you here at Greensboro Chive!

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Chives On
6 months ago
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Have donated in the past and will donate again - you are worth it my friend!

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Karrie Dash
10 months ago
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Don't forget to upload all your important files to google drive or any cloud based software. This way everything is always saved and accessible for any computer!

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Micheal James Fron
10 months ago

Wow!! Way to go Chivers!! Way to knock it out of the park once again!

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$17,525 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 521 people in 10 months
Created September 9, 2015
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Justin Semrick
10 months ago
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Leave it to the Chivers to double the goal in less than an hour ;)

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Gino Serafica
10 months ago
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I didn't get to write a note on my donation but I wish you well and just look at the support you have! We're here for you and all other Chivers out there! Keep your chin up! We love you here at Greensboro Chive!

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Chives On
6 months ago
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Have donated in the past and will donate again - you are worth it my friend!

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Karrie Dash
10 months ago
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Don't forget to upload all your important files to google drive or any cloud based software. This way everything is always saved and accessible for any computer!

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Micheal James Fron
10 months ago

Wow!! Way to go Chivers!! Way to knock it out of the park once again!

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