Help Sandra Fight Lupus & Interstitial Cystitis

Even if you cannot donate your CAN make a difference by sharing this link! As most of you know, I have suffered and endured tragedies over the last 12 years that most people will never encounter in a whole lifetime. My son Jayce died, my best friend Sarah died, in addition to  countless friends and family members passing away. My 10 year marriage to my best friend ended abruptly leaving me to be a 100% single mother to my 11 year old son Devin.

Just when things couldn’t get worse I became very ill . After 3 years of countless doctor visits, blood tests, cat scans, ultrasounds, MRI’s, and six surgeries, I was told that I have multiple auto-immune diseases, including lupus, interstitial cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome) mixed connective tissue disorder, and systemic inflammatory arthritis. 

Since being diagnosed with lupus, my whole life as I once knew it has changed. I am in severe pain all day long preventing me from working and providing any financial means for me and my son. I practically live at the doctor offices and hospital, I have to take countless medications a day (10) just to keep myself alive, including weekly chemo injections, as well as surgery every three months to alleviate some of the excruciating pain.  

The pain from my illness has now become so severe that I cannot work, and I am stuck in the long torturous battle of being approved for Social Security Disability. 

Unfortunately the time has come, as shameful as it is, that I am in desperate immediate need of financial help. My Heavensbook Angels jewelry business in memory of my son Jayce is on its last leg and hardly generates a few hundred dollars a month.

Besides my income of child support, I cannot afford my monthly rent to keep a roof over me and Devin’s head, my utilities, gas, food, and most importantly I can no longer afford my monthly prescriptions, medical bills, appointment Co-pays, and surgery deductibles. Because of my illness, and the messed up Social Security Disability process, I have no idea how I am going to provide a life for my son and keep myself healthy.

I am terribly ashamed that it has come to this point. I have never had to ask anyone for money or financial help (except my wonderful parents) before and I feel horrible even having to set up this fundraiser.

Like everything I do in my life, I will never quit, I will always fight my illness and I will do whatever it takes to give my son Devin the life he deserves.

Thank you all for your continued support in my grief journey and always being there for me through my illness. Most of all, thank you for taking the time to read this and possibly donating to help me through this horrible time in my life. 




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Sandra Melloul 
Middleboro, MA
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