Last modified: May 9, 2022
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
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.