The doctors have started treatment to slow down or reverse the effects on Melissa's liver and if the medicine they are treating her with does not work she will need a liver transplant. Melissa’s husband Joel had to take FMLA to help with their two small children age 18 months and 5 years, as well as travel back and forth to Iowa City.
Their medical bills which are already high due to their youngest child having heart problems and will soon need surgery to repair a hole in her heart are now even facing more medical bills.
All money that is raised will go directly to medical, travel, and living expenses for the immediate future and the many months of uncertainty that is yet to come.
We have asked Gary Campbell, Joel’s father to manage all funds raised under this program to ensure the proceeds go first to cover medical expenses and then any residual to take care of Jackson and Emily during this stressful time. This will allow Joel and Melissa to focus on Melissa’s health