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Melinda Hughie Blalock Medical Fund

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Our baby sister, Melinda Hughie Blalock dedicates her career and life to helping others, and now she needs your help.

This is a picture of our sweet sister, Melinda. 
With open heart surgery scheduled in upcoming days, her husband unemployed, their financials in ruins due to a collapsing business and two little boys at home, she needs help.

Mel needs your help with prayers, support, love and any additional funds you can offer. Any amount is sincerely appreciated.

If we could use one word to describe our sister Melinda, it would be Survivor.

This is a photo of our sweet sister Melinda raising funds to help children.

The Following Is Melinda's, Medical Story:

Our beautiful, kind-hearted sister beat cancer in her teens, and again in her twenties. In her thirties, she married her true love Timothy and became the mother of two fun-loving, energetic boys.

At thirty-eight years of age, Melinda's gums filled with inflammation; making it painful for her to chew, her jaw radiated with pain, and it appeared a growth was the cause. Melinda was anxious and worried her cancer was back.

It is a blessing that a CT of Melinda's chest and neck enabled doctors to find an enormous (Thoracic) Ascending Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Sadly, the AAA has already begun to tear and weaken the wall of her heart.

Our sweet, giving sister needs open heart surgery.

Her time in the hospital after surgery will be at least one week. Once Melinda is home her recovery time will be months.

Melinda's husband Tim is unemployed but desperately seeking work. So it is a mixed blessing that he will be able to watch their sons during the day and be Melinda's caregiver.

The collapse of Tim's business, mounting medical bills are making their finances direr.

All funds given through this campaign will help Melinda's family pay for their never-ending medical bills, feed their family and assist them in keeping their home.

     Photos of Melinda, Tim and their adorable boys

After Melinda's open heart surgery the growth on her neck still needs to be medically addressed. We pray she does not have to beat cancer a third time.

As siblings, we are trying to financially support Melinda and her family as much as we can. Melinda's family needs are vast, and our financial resources are not unlimited. We are asking for your help.

In closing, we want you to know several descriptive phrases about our beloved sister, Melinda:

A woman who gives without expectation.
She is passionate about helping sick children and their families.
A woman of faith who puts her trust in God and is loyal to her family and community.

It is a humbling experience for us to reach one out. We know most families have limited resources. So, if you are not financially able to give can you please keep our sister, Melinda and her family in your prays.

Thank you for support helping our sister Survive and Thrive.

With Gratitude,

The Hughie Siblings

Organizer and beneficiary

Janice Hughie Graffius
Temecula, CA
Melinda Blalock

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