Last modified: April 11, 2024
Quick Facts
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    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
    • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of the Cumberlands
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix
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    • Counseling
    • Survivorship

About Melanie

Melanie Ball was only 14 when she lost her father to mesothelioma, a disease she knew nothing about. Her experience as a caregiver gives her writing a unique and personal perspective.

Ball has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of the Cumberlands and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor serving families in Kentucky.

Ball is dedicated to writing about her experience with mesothelioma. Her loss sparked a desire to learn about the cancer that claimed her father.

As she approached adulthood, Ball 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.

Her writing helps her to heal from the loss of her father, and she hopes her stories will touch the hearts of others affected by mesothelioma.