Memories for Melissa

£4,180 of £500 goal

Raised by 227 people in 42 months
Melissa is an old school friend who has shared her tragic story in the hope to save others and increase awareness of the rare cancer she is suffering from.

Melissa has been diagnosed with stage four signet ring cell appendix cancer, also known as psuedomyxoma peritonei (PMP), which affects just one in three million people and has been told it will be a miracle if she lives to see the next two years.

As if one cancer wasn’t enough to deal with, Melissa also has bowel cancer, ovarian cancer and peritoneal cancer.
At the end of September, she had cytoreduction surgery which is described as the “mother of all surgeries", with the operation lasting an agonising 15 hours.

As well as discovering a large tumour on Melissa’s left ovary, which she had originally been told was not cancerous, she also had a vast number of organs removed including the gallbladder and most of her intestines.  As a result, Melissa now has a stoma bag and short bowel syndrome.

The 33 year old is married to her soul mate Carl and is Mum to Evan, who is 8 years old. One of Melissa’s main aims is to cherish family time.  She also has a dream to take her Son to DisneyLand.

I have set this page up on behalf of our year group at Southmoor School, Melissa's year Group, the Class of 98.  We all hope to raise some much needed funds to help create some amazing memories for Melissa and her family to cherish.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Veronica Brien
42 months ago

You deserve a break after all you're going through and a chance to make some precious and treasured memories together. You're a truly inspiring woman xxx

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Pam Trout
42 months ago

Teesside Gazette and the telly need to get on to this........lets get Melissa a lovely nest egg for her lovely boys.

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£4,180 of £500 goal

Raised by 227 people in 42 months
Created February 3, 2015
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KW
£10
Karen Wilson
36 months ago

Thinking of you and your family and hoping for some of your dreams to come true xx

AM
£30
Allan-John Marsh
36 months ago

I hope that this helps a little more, cuz xxx

CL
£20
Christine Lynch
36 months ago

I saw your story in TAB. I hope you have lovely times together and may God bless you x

CM
£20
charlene mattinson
37 months ago

Just read your story in take a break.....may your dream of taking your young man to disneyland be made true and may he grow up knowing that he had a real dimond for a mum.xx

CK
£20
Carole King
37 months ago

We're having a night out with Jenny! Thank you for coming tonight! Xc

PC
£5
Penelope chamberlain
38 months ago

Congrats to both of you

BE
£5
Babs Enright
38 months ago

Hope you get to take your son to Disneyland.. Make precious memories !!

AG
£20
Alan Griffin
39 months ago

Melissa, Thinking of you and your family, Alan & Cath (Dave & Kaths friends)

£20
Dawn Green
39 months ago

Love you fellow cancer warrior princess ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Veronica Brien
42 months ago

You deserve a break after all you're going through and a chance to make some precious and treasured memories together. You're a truly inspiring woman xxx

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Pam Trout
42 months ago

Teesside Gazette and the telly need to get on to this........lets get Melissa a lovely nest egg for her lovely boys.

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