Fight for Melissa

Many people have asked me what they can do to help Melissa and her fight to have more time with Jack. At this point in her journey, the ONLY option that is presenting itself in the natural is for her doctors to find a specialist that can keep her from dehydrating and starving to death. These components - not a result from her original diagnosis of Dysautonomia and POTS - have left her fighting harder than EVER to have moments with her son Jack. As you may know last week her line for fluids and nutrition was removed from her chest and neck. When they put it in 5 months ago we were told that there were no more available places. Since the removal, her physicians have been searching hospitals/ specialists all over the country in hopes of a way. Unfortunately, after 7 years her body is shot. It's having trouble even excepting infant IVs. At this point, any further medical care would have to be outside of what her insurance will cover. They are already garnishing her husbands wages due to the enormous medical debt that has mounded. ANYTHING FROM HERE ON OUT AS THEY SEARCH FOR A SPECIALIST WILL HAVE TO COME OUT OF POCKET. Melissa and I are believing that God is going to provide a specialist, and when He does, she has to be ready with the funds to go and receive the care and treatment that we know God will provide. Time is NOT on our side and so at this point, the ONLY thing I know to do is to rally behind her and create a fund that will be ready when she gets the call. How much is needed? I have no idea. But I do know that any donation, of any size, will help immensely. She just doesn't have the funds to do this on her own. And she would never ask this of anyone. So that is why I am asking you to join me and Fight for Melissa! God Bless y'all from the bottom of my heart. - Chelsea

****Update as of 3/29/16: What a blessing to have had the opportunity to see the specialist at the Mayo Clinic. As many of her supporters know, the procdure did not work. But thanks your funds, it was made possible to even attempt it. God is working in mighty ways and we are praising Him every second of every day! A lot of people are asking how they can help. Your prayers and donations of any kind are blessings beyond measure. God bless each and every one of you.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Chelsea Cooley Altman 
Wilmington, NC
Melissa Young 

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