Help Support Melanie Battle Leukemia

I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on September 5, 2017. Needless to say it came as a total shock. Since then I have been in the hospital most of that time. I have 5 year old fraternal twins with my husband, Michael Fox,  of 7 years. They are my everything, my very reason for breathing. I am scheduled for a bone marrow transplant on December 17, 2017. The hospital where I will have the transplant is in Nashville, TN. That's a 4 hour drive from our home. We are so very blessed to have insurance, but we already have a mountain of medical bills and it's growing by the day.  Right now our biggest issue is traveling expenses, cost of living for the 100 plus days I am required to be in Nashville, cost of a caretaker during those days(the transplant center requires I have someone with me 24/7 after I'm released from the first 30 days of being in the hospital) and the additional childcare for my twins during that time. We just simply do not have any extra money on a good day and this just feels absolutely insurmountable.If everything goes well when I get to come home I'm also required to travel to Nashville 3 times a week for the first 3 months for testing. I'm an extremely proud person and I never dreamed that I would be in a position that I had to ask others for monetary help. I'm a Christian and I am a firm believer of the power of prayer. I honestly don't know how we have made it this far and I give all of the glory to our Heavenly Father. Without this transplant I have been given less than a year to live. Please help me live long enough for my babies to remember me and just how very much I love them. If you can find it in your heart to donate any amount to help my family and myself, the money would be used wisely. If you are religious, I beg of you to pray for us. Even if you are unable to donate anything I would be very grateful for a share. Thanks so very much and god bless.
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Melanie Fox 
Knoxville, TN
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