Dreamweaver Project Fights Against MS
May 25, 2023

Melissa Disharoon, a recent widow and mother of 3, has been battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for nearly 30 years. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system severely impacting the brain and spinal cord. MS causes the immune system to attack the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.

Melissa is a daughter and became a caregiver of MS, and at just 22 years old, become a patient as well. She has seen the impact that MS has on someone her entire life. Having lived through her mother’s MS journey and ultimate passing at the young age of 63, Melissa was determined to do MS differently. She has made a proactive effort to fight MS from day one, and for the last 7+ years, has participated in neurological and physical therapy weekly. Melissa’s treatment has worked and she has managed to prevent another major relapse for over 10 years.

With that being said, Melissa continues to be proactive in her MS journey and is heading to Mexico to reboot her immune system by method of HSCT or aHSCT, which stands for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This treatment has proven to halt disease progression in cases of MS and aims to stops the immune system from causing damage to the myelin so that proper electrical conduction the within the nervous system is restored. While this treatment is promising, none of this is covered by insurance and comes at a great cost.

Dreamweaver aims to provide hope for those that need it most. Melissa has done everything she can to better her circumstances. She battles MS every single day of her life, and Dreamweaver’s goal is help her fight the fight.

Melissa created a GoFundMe, linked below, with the goal of raising $65,000 dollars. Her GoFundMe currently sits at just over $36,000 dollars, and the Dreamweaver Project, on behalf of the Heslin Family Foundation, contributed an additional $30,000 to help her reach her goal. She will now be able to get the treatment she needs to continue to courageously fight the MS battle.

– Deuteronomy 3:16 –

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.””