My sister Melanie had to have an invasive heart surgery after a sudden sickness and bout of heart disease. She had to have a heart valve replaced and will be going through weeks of rehab and recovery. She is a single mother of two, a special education teacher, artist, and a wonderful friend and sister. Getting through the next few months is going to be hard enough without adding in the rising cost of the surgery, hospital stay, rehab stay, and time missed at work. My goal is to raise enough to offset these costs and help her get back on her feet. Donations of any amount are so greatly appreciated!