Melanie is 15 years old and her doctor just told us that she will not live to see her 18th birthday. Mel had a case or Rheumatic Fever which now resulted in Rheumatic Heart Disease. Though the incidence of rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease is low in the United States, it continues to be the leading cause of cardiovascular death during the first five decades of life in the developing world.
|Melanie Serbano was born on July 18th 1995 in a small province in the Philippines. She has five siblings. Three of them are ages 8, 7 and 5. Melanie's mom is a housekeeper and her dad is a sugar cane farmer, but there wasn't enough income to support her family. In 6th grade, Mel dropped out of school to get a job. She took odd jobs like house keeping and babysitting to bring food on the table for her sisters.
With the recent Rheumatic Fever attack, Mel is now in need of daily pain medication, heart failure medication, monthly antibiotic injections and continuous medical care for the rest of her life.We are trying to raise funds for Mel's immediate medical needs for heart testing and to secure her daily and monthly medications.
We have a very small goal of only $2,000 with this fundraiser. We are reaching out to ask for help to Heal Mel's Heart and Save Her Life.
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