I'm Matthew Dyet. My partner, Melissa Cooper, was put in hospital on the 8th of November, 2018 after it was discovered she had a massive blood clot running from her heart to her liver. The doctors diagnosed it as the result of Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Lupus, Immune Thrombocytopenia, or some other immune disease or combination thereof. After major surgery removed two tangerine sized clots from her heart, she struggled with sepsis and fungal infections before finally passing away on the 18th of January, 2019. She was only 26.
Melissa was one of the sweetest, kindest people I've ever met. A wonderfully skilled and emotive artist. She wanted to see friends get along, but would be your biggest champion if she ever felt you were wronged. She bought people together, and I'll miss her dearly. I'm not sure I'll love anyone the way I loved her again.
I chose the Garvan Institute of Medical Research as they are currently running the Hope Research Program, a four year study of 36 different autoimmune diseases, two of which Melissa potentially suffered from - Lupus and Immune Thrombocytopenia. However their research is vast, and your donation will not only benefit their Immunology section, but all of their areas of medical research.
If you don't have the money to donate, please consider giving blood. Melissa was only able to fight for as long as she did through the blood and plasma donations of others. You don't need to donate money to save a life.
STEPHEN DANN• GAVE $32.7626 JAN 2019
AMY DALLAS• GAVE $32.7626 JAN 2019
IN MEMORY OF MELISSA COOPER26 JAN 2019
When I woke up this morning, I was not expecting to find us just $47.76 short of our target! Thank you all so, so much for your kindness and for contributing in such a big way. When I made this fundraiser, I expected we'd hit the target maybe by the end of the weekend, if we were lucky. But I've been absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of all of you.
I've moved our target to $800. If we come close in the next 24 hours, we'll make it one final push for $1000 before I close the campaign at the end of the weekend. Thank you all again so much for helping to raise money in honour of Melissa. ❤
TURSI LION• GAVE $108.5526 JAN 2019
KELLEY FRANKOVITCH• GAVE $109.0426 JAN 2019
IN MEMORY OF MELISSA COOPER25 JAN 2019
Thank you everyone that's already donated and pushed the fundraiser half way towards its goal so quickly! If we hit our goal before the weekend is through, I'll push our target up to $800.
DYLAN S• GAVE $108.5525 JAN 2019
The forefront of medical science needs to progress so this tragedy never happens again
MADISON BUTLER• GAVE $54.8425 JAN 2019
LUCY MORRIS• GAVE $16.8925 JAN 2019
Much love. x
MATTHEW DYET• GAVE $54.4125 JAN 2019
I love you, Liss. And I miss you already. I hope we can make something good out of all this.
THANK YOUTOP SUPPORTERS
- $109.04Kelley Frankovitch
- $108.55Tursi Lion
- $108.55Dylan S
- $54.84Madison Butler
IN LOVING MEMORY
- 12Number of donations
- $56.20Average donation
- $674.46Donated so far
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