Melissa's Medical Fund

Dear family and friends,
My Aunt Melissa has just been recently diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. This news has been devastating to our family.  Darin and Melissa are parents to two young daughters whom they will be separated from during the coming months. Melissa works in the pediatric medical field where she devotes much of her time to helping others. When she is not working, she spends her time hiking, sight seeing, and participating in other outdoor activities with her husband and two girls. Melissa has been transported to Seattle, Washington where she will receive care from top specialists in the field. The costs associated with this disease will be substantial. The family is setting up this account in order to raise money to support these costly treatments and other associated expenses, such as food and lodging  for Darin and Melissa in Seattle, travel expenses for Darin and the Girls to visit their mother, lost wages for Melissa during her treatment and recovery period. Please consider making a donation of any amount to Melissa's fund. If you would prefer to donate in another way, please contact Staci Rowell at [email redacted].  Staci is Darin's sister and has been with Darin and Melissa in Seattle. She will be making updates to Melissa's journal on this site and helping will be handling the donations received by purchasing airline tickets, purchasing supplies, etc as needed. This is the official GoFundMe page for Melissa Shepherd's medical fund. If you are contacted by any other GoFundMe page regarding Melissa's illness, please report the page to the email listed above.  If costs associated with treatments are less than the amount received through this page, any excess will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
  • Corrine Turner 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Tori Williams  
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Shannon Kerstetter 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Marilyn Kaufman  
    • $200 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Anna Rowell 
Prattville, AL
Staci Rowell 
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