Over the last few weeks, a pesky and persistent cough led Melissa to get a chest x-ray. That x-ray showed a large mass on her left lung. A biopsy was then done. On Valentine’s Day, Melissa received the devastating and unexpected news that she has stage 4-lung cancer that has spread to her ribs and spine. This diagnosis was especially shocking given the fact that Melissa is not and has never been a smoker.
Melissa is the caretaker and sole provider for her two young daughters, Olivia, 9 and Shelby, 5. Although Melissa has been a dedicated teacher for the last 20 years, she is currently on a medical leave where she is unable to get paid.
With your contribution, as little or as great as it may be, together we will all help give Melissa one less thing to worry about as she begins her valiant fight to beat this disease that affects way too many. #f*ckcancer
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