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.


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Melissa Smith 
Annapolis, MD
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