On December 23rd 2016, the lives of the De Souza family were turned upside down. Two days before Christmas, Mel was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. For over a year, Mel was showing symptoms but, because she is so young, doctors were telling her it was nothing. Now Melanie, wife and mother of 2 young children, has to deal with this devastating news.
In the last month, Mel has learned she has stage three breast cancer that has spread to her lymph nodes. She is now going for more tests to see if it has spread anywhere else. In the coming weeks, she will be starting chemotherapy followed by surgery, a double mastectomy and then radiation.
The De Souza family will suffer many emotional and financial strains during this time of treatment and recovery. But, rest assured, Mel will battle through this and conquer it! She will fight for herself, for her husband and her children.
To all that read this, thank you for your support, love and well wishes for Mel, Rich and their family.