Founder of Help Touch Heal. A 501(c)3, non-profit organization that provides counseling and support services to those battling cancer.
My life drastically changed on February 22, 2007. I was told I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that affects ones lymph nodes. I made a deal with God; once He made me well, I would make it my personal mission to assist others. In 2009, just as my body was getting over the chemotherapy, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, unrelated to the Hodgkin's. I had brain surgery to remove tumor and back to bed I went.
I never forgot my promise. In 2010, I started HELPtouchHEAL in the effort to give back and assist others. I continue to make good on my promise. Battling cancer is no easy fete and support gives patients the will to live when the days are hard and dark. 2012, the cancer came back in multiple places in my body. However, I’m a tough cookie! Cancer is back in remission and we fight on yet another day.
Melanie is an ordained Minister who serves as Spiritual Adviser, providing pastoral counseling. Additionally, she is a Transformation Specialist, assisting terminally ill patients, caregivers and their family navigate the illness. She directs the terminal ill to accept the diagnosis but be inspired by the prognosis! Melanie beat her multiple diagnosis and so can you.