Melissa suffered eighteen broken ribs, a punctured lung, deep lacerations on her leg, and horrible bruises all over her body. After getting out of ICU, she spent a few days in surgical care. Her condition worsened and she was sent back to ICU. Today she’s on a ventilator. She has pneumonia and pockets of fluid pressing on her right lung.
Melissa did not deserve this. She’s a deeply caring person, loved by so many people.
Four years earlier, almost to the day, she gave me her kidney. She saved my life, and now I’m trying to do everything I can to ease her burden. We are a small family—her, me and our two dogs. I love my Mel so much.
She has a long, painful road to recovery, both mentally and physically. The medical costs are exceedingly high, and insurance only partially covers the costs. It is with great difficulty that I ask for assistance. Thank you.
Our Little Hero.
My neice, Jenni Patterson, has set up this account. I can send updates to her and she can pass them on, since I don't use Facebook.