*this was Lundy and me in my hospital bed* ❤❤❤
Dear relatives, friends and the curious who want to support a survivor who’s turning her life around.
I find writing these words very difficult, but to be able to have the chance to call a house a home I’m swallowing my pride and asking for your help.
My name’s Melissa and anyone who knows me will understand that I find it very hard to admit that I need help, but circumstance has driven me to this.
Can you help me?
For the past 7 years my life has been literally put on hold by a chronic illness that at one stage had me fearing for my life.
Back in 2010 I started to feel unwell. I began to lose weight and my appetite seemed to drift away, leaving me feeling constantly tired. I also started to suffer from bleeding and horrible abdominal pain. I went through tests with a physician and the results floored me. I had Chron’s disease. The physician then went on to tell me that this was the worst case that they had ever seen. I was in the hospital for 3 long months, and then I was bed ridden for 2 long years.
About 5 years in I was at my lowest ebb. I felt like death and to be honest I thought ‘this is it’ and to tell you the truth the thought of actually passing seemed like a welcome alternative to the pain that I was suffering.
As I lay on the couch, my Labrador Lundy curled up next to me. There was something about that feeling of comfort that I liked, something that made me think I needed to fight this!
That was 2 years ago. I have finally managed to get this under control, to find the right medication and lifestyle balance that allows me to live again.
This leads me to now. I have a full time job! I’m in a position to be able to take control of my life. My biggest ambition right now is to buy a house in rather than renting. A place where Lundy and my latest addition an 8 month old Labrador called Atticus can call home. A place with a backyard, a place to begin building memories.
Unfortunately my savings were literally wiped out with medical bills meaning that I’m starting from scrach. If I hadn’t had to pay for the medical bills I’d have a deposit now to start this next chapter in my life. But as they say “that’s life” and at least I have one now!
Can you help me to make this a reality?
Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this. It means a lot to me.
All my best,
Melissa, Lundy and Atticus
PS. Spread the word! Just the simple act of sharing this campaign with your family, friends and on social media is another step to me having a home.