Melissa Shepherd Hope Anchors the Soul

First post: Oct 15, 2017 Latest post: Nov 21, 2017
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Dear family and friends,
 Melissa was 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 is currently being treated at the UW Medical Center in 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. 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 ( 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 recieved through this page, any excess will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

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