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Melanie Ball is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of the Cumberlands. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. While attending school, she also works in education in her small community in southeastern Kentucky. She is dedicated to writing about her experience with mesothelioma.
Melanie’s father was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1992. Her experience as a caregiver gives her writing a unique and personal perspective. Melanie was only 14 when she lost her father to a disease she knew nothing about.
Her loss sparked a desire to learn about the cancer that claimed her father. As she approached adulthood, Melanie vowed to use the loss of her father as a means to educate others about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the trials that accompany a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Melanie’s writing helps her to heal from the loss of her father, and she hopes her writing might touch the hearts of others affected by mesothelioma.
Melanie is a wife, mother and full time student at The University of the Cumberlands.
She has been awarded several scholarships during her academic endeavors, including the first Asbestos.com scholarship.
Melanie began writing for The Mesothelioma Center in 2015.
Her biggest hope is that her stories and experience resonate with someone else who has experience with mesothelioma.
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