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Miss Wisconsin USA 2005 Fighting For Her Life

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Melissa winning the Miss Congeniality Award

Melissa Young, Miss Wisconsin USA 2005, won the hearts of the contestants at the Miss USA pageant in 2005 when she was awarded miss congeniality. Young is no longer fighting for a crown, but rather her own life. (Read: 16 Thoughts Pageant Girls Had While Watching the Debate)

“My illness was caused by a doctors medical negligence. The Mayo Clinic probably said it best, calling it ‘dust swept under the rug, preventable, careless, and a total disregard for human life by a medical professional.’ Young said.

Herself and her husband were expecting their first and only child.

Illness Strikes Miss Wisconsin USA 2005

“We were over the moon,” she said. “During my pregnancy I became very ill. I couldn’t stand without passing out. Just lifting my head was too much. I begged my doctor to help me over and over. My husband would carry me into his office. I was begging him saying I’d sleep there on his floor til he helped me. I told him over and over again for months that I think I’m dying. His response was ‘ it’s your first pregnancy you look great.’ He failed to hear me or even run simple blood work. 3 weeks before my due date I passed out trying to get to the phone. My husband found me & called 911. At the hospital they induced my labor.”

Blood tests had shown her liver and kidneys had shut down. Because of the prolonged suffering and trauma Young went into complete autonomic failure. The autonomic nervous system is the part of the brain that controls heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, respiration, digestion and most vital organs.

“Mine shut off like a light switch and there is no way for doctors to manipulate that part of the brain to tell it how to work again. My heart is really struggling. After a number of unsuccessful heart procedures and no chance at getting a new heart because the message is coming from my brain. My heart is now in the condition of an 88 year old woman,” she said. (Read: Pageant Question about Donald Trump)

Be Brave for Jack

A friend she had made while competing in the pageant alongside of her, Chelsea Cooley Altman, who happened to win the title of Miss USA 2005, started a fund for her son Jack. This fund is known as the Be Brave for Jack fund.

Altman says, as a parent, there are a lot of struggles and worries that we consume ourselves with. Melissa is enduring more than I can ever imagine. We often worry about our children’s future. Please help me ease this stress for Melissa, as we strive to fund a college scholarship for Jack. Like Melissa, we can Be Brave for Jack.

If you wish to help contribute you can do so by heading to https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/be-brave-for-jack and making a donation. A goal of $10,000 is almost accomplished.



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77 thoughts on “Miss Wisconsin USA 2005 Fighting For Her Life

  1. I will continue to Pray the Lord Heal You with His Healing Powers completely & Bless You & Your sweet Son with a Long Healthy Life together & able to enjoy a wonderful Christian Life, in Jesus Name, amen!

    1. How come no one ever thinks to pray about these things before they happen? You could’ve been a hero and prevented it!

      1. You are an idiot, GZ

        1. Seems like a good question to me. What is idiotic is the very notion of prayer.

          1. It was not a good question since it was asked in poor taste. The concern and love that’s conveyed for another human being who’s struggling should be respected. An assault on faith and religion is completely unnecessary.

          2. Kendall,

            Respectfully to you, I submit this suggestion. Read the book, “Proof of Heaven” by neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander. It is an irrefutable scientific (no mumbo jumbo spiritual stuff) story of his death for several hours, his visit to Heaven, and his return to life. He demonstrates logically and medically the effectiveness of prayer. No games, just straight talk !

      2. Stfu ahole

    2. I have been studying dietary and herbal medicine for the past 20 years in personal study. While my entry level course was eradicating a bloody cyst near my right kidney (child’s play), my studies have continued to include eradicating many other diseases (mostly for others benefit) and remedying injuries such as minor bone fractures, hernias and separated shoulder in myself. One herb I have stumbled upon (originally to heal muscular injury) I have also found to be of great benefit in dealing with neurological adversity. This herb is the leaf of Chinese Dragon Tree. If Ms. Young were to get a supply of Vitamin Water Pro C with Dragonfruit, I believe that she might well experience relief from her cardiac condition.

    3. Amen! Where doctor’s can’t help God surely can perform a miracle. ????

  2. I am skeptical about this… She has been receiving SSD since 2005 (no job), and received over 43,000 in donations since then. What is the actual NAME of her condition or disease? There has to be a clinical diagnosis. Also, if her kidneys and liver shut down, how come ten years later she looks very healthy at Trumps rally?

    The thing that has me suspicious about this story is how fake her “emotional, borderline crying” voice sounded at the Trump rally… I just don’t buy it.

    She should be thoroughly investigated.

    1. and what if it isn’t? and she’s actually going through this? How dare you belittle someone, im guessing over your hatred for Donald Trump, Im suspicious of YOUR actual point here, Trump hater or just plain rude and heartless jerk?? Ill go for the latter….

        1. What I see is her lying in a hospital bed, but still no good explanation of what exactly is wrong with her or if it’s anything other than psychosomatic. As she stated elsewhere, she’s not eligible for transplants because there’s nothing actually wrong with her organs – as she described it, her “brain” isn’t functioning as it should, which is somehow affecting her organ function. But there has been no real explanation from her or anyone else as to what, exactly, is going wrong with her, whether it was related to the pregnancy, what her actual condition and prognosis are, whether what she has is in fact fatal despite her constant claim that she is “fighting for her life.” These are valid questions.

          Moreover, I find it rather off-putting that she is tearfully telling Trump that he “saved her life” (hyperbole much, lady?) by throwing her a few thousand dollars during a pageant because she happened to be born beautiful. She has said that being named “Miss Congeniality” was the “greatest honor” of her life… that is not a person who is striving for lofty goals.

          I would hope that she and others would strive for far, far more for women and girls, I would argue, this does NOTHING to negate Trump’s negative treatment and behavior regarding women. Quite the contrary; it only emphasizes it further. Tossing some beautiful women a bone because he runs a beauty pageant does not a noble man make, no matter how tearfully a sick contestant likes to claim that he “saved her life” because she has scholarship money for her son now (where, by the way, does she make THAT connection? because it doesn’t follow…)

          1. I am a bit confused to being a medical professional. I love Donald Trump and I am voting for him, but I don’t know whats going on with this woman, and he was clearly confused also.
            DONT HATE ME…Its a legit question.

          2. It is called autonomic dysfunction !! I also have this disease!! It is just as she said . Your central nervous system is damaged !! Google it and you will see she is telling the truth !! It is rare and most doctors don’t even know of it !! It is horrible horrible horrible!! Don’t be so cruel !!

          3. Comments like that send people over the edge. There are conditions caused by neglect of uneducated physicians. I have suffered with a debilitating disease for years and have finally been diagnosed properly. When people accused me of having psychological issues I wanted to end my life. You really can’t know what someone is going through, nor should we make that call, considering how distanced we are from such persons. My advice to you would be to assume innocent until proven guilty. Regardless of whether this woman is truly ill, one should not base their assumptions regarding her health on their dislike of the associations she makes publicly. Try and have respect for what she claims since you have absolutely no idea whether what you have claimed holds water. That’s what I would encourage you to consider.

          4. Autonomic Dysfunction is a very real disease, It usually occurs in men and not until later in life, However a liver and kidney shutdown can cause damage to the sympathetic nervous system even in the very young. There is no way to switch the sympathetic nervous system centers back on once they have shut down. Pharmaceuticals help keep things regulated and younger patients continue to live reasonably normal lives, but only for so long…eventually the damage progresses to the point of no return, It doesn’t take much to do a google search. She was diagnosed 7 years ago at age 29…

          5. Autonomic failure is life threatening. Her autonomic nervous system is in complete failure. Several cardiac procedures didn’t work. Your blood pressure falls so low that you pass out. Your heart can stop……death. It is horrible illness to have. Please get the word psychosomatic out of your vocabulary regarding this illness. She is dying and has a young son who will lose his mother. Mercy, please for those who suffer from this. It is a horror and I hope her husband sues the ass off that stupid doctor. If a person can’t stand up, it’s a no-brainer that the person is sick. All he had to do was take what is called postural signs-BP and heart rate done lying, sitting and standing. That would give a clue. A tilt table test with sweat test is the standard. She needed a referral to a neurologist People think the heart and BP are inextricable. Not so. The brain is the cause of this of this woman’s problem. God bless her and her family. She is brave in the face of a fatal illness.

          6. I’m a Trump supporter but I agree with you 100%. I was always skeptical of her story, and with every “hospital bed” photo my skepticism grows. The photos are usually captioned with something like “Melissa just got out of surgery” and her make-up/hair is impeccable and she’s posed like a Vogue shoot. It’s getting a little comical. And yes to say that a note, a NOTE from ANYONE “saved her life” is a little overly dramatic. She found a way to the national stage through Trump and is making a fortune off of it. The sad part is that she’s using her little boy as a pawn in all of this. Nope, sorry, not buying it.

      1. I totally agree with you Anny

    2. it will be so funny when donald trump wins the republican nomination and ultimately the general election and gets in the white house. The best part of this, is that there is nothing anyone can do about it

      Nothing 🙂

    3. you are one sick twisted person. This women has been sick with this rare illness for a few years , Do your research before spouting off your ignorance , This women is Dying and leaving her son and you wanna question her ? I pray her family doesn’t see this stupidity . God bless her

      1. Amen!

      2. What is the illness?

        1. Autonomic Dysfunction…in her case it was caused by a liver and kidney shut down…the shut down can and did shut down her sympathetic nervous system center allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to take control unchecked…The parasympathetic nervous system counterbalances the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight actions). With sympathetic nervous responses, the body speeds up, tenses up and becomes more alert. Functions that are not essential for survival are shut down. The specific reactions of sympathetic nervous system are:

          increase in the rate and constriction of the heart
          dilation of bronchial tubes in the lungs and pupils in the eyes
          contraction of muscles
          release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland
          conversion of glycogen to glucose to provide energy for the muscles.
          shut down of processes not critical for survival decrease in saliva production: the stomach does not move for digestion, nor does it release digestive secretions.
          decrease in urinary output
          sphincter contraction.

          The parasympathetic nervous system(rest and digest functions) helps keep or restore the body to a state of calm. The specific responses are:
          decrease in heart rate
          constriction of bronchial tubes in the lungs and pupils in the eyes
          relaxation of muscles
          saliva production: the stomach moves and increases secretions for digestion.
          increase in urinary output
          sphincter relaxation.

    4. You are truly a gorilla! Do your own investigation….the rest of us know she is telling the truth. What DONALD did for her son is so generous. He is a disgusting person. As for Melissa, she looked I’ll at the Trump rally. SHAME ON YOU!!!!

    5. Don’t be so quick to rush to judgment. I, too, had a very problematic pregnancy that resulted in serious medical issues for years after. I learned that not everything can be easily diagnosed and medical science does not have all the answers or cures.

    6. What a ass. I bet “Karma” is going go follow you and hold you accountable for your hatred and ignorance. Why would this woman claim an incurable illness when with social media her illness would and will be confirmed. You obviously have a deep seeded hatred towards “WHO” ?? Trump? I think your hatred goes further then that I believe that you are pathetic and your hatred is swallowing you up, soon there be nothing left but an empty shell of darkness.

    7. I have a young friend who is also suffering from this condition which came during her pregnancy. It is call POTS
      Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It is a horrible disorder.

      1. That is NOT what she has been describing. POTS is a relatively common disorder affecting up to 3 million people and is basically a heart arrythmia that happens upon standing. It’s not really life threatening and is not related to kidney and liver function. POTS is also very likely to improve or even go away over time for people who develop it.

    8. As her dear friend who has held her while she has passed out from her condition…who has held her sweet hand as she gasps for air, I am saddened that anyone would consider her condition “suspicious” . She has a Do Not Resuscitate order from the State of Wisconsin. Those are hard to come by, might I add, and one has to thoroughly “investigate” the medical reasoning behind that order before granting it. Her condition is unique in that her outward appearance is still just as beautiful as ever. There are doctors from all over the world that have researched out her condition and have classified it under it’s own journal of medicine as being coined the “Cinderella disease”. Her exclusive tell-all story will be published in the May issue of TheBeautyBattalion.com magazine. I suggest you read it and then help yourself to some humble pie.

      1. The “Cinderella disease” that already exists is called chronic idiopathic urticaria and has nothing to do with the symptoms she describes. Also, when doctors “all over the world” study a new, totally unexplored disease experienced in only one person, they generally don’t publish their studies in The Beauty Battalion online magazine.

        (By the way, regarding the DNR… it’s a very little-known fact, but CPR is only successful in about 8% of the people to whom it is administered, and a large percentage of those people suffer permanent brain and physical damage. It’s actually not difficult to convince a doctor to give you one, because they are all aware of these facts. There was a recent survey of doctors who were asked what types of medical intervention they would choose to have performed on themselves… five percent of doctors – yes, only five – said that they would want CPR performed on themselves. And withholding CPR is all a DNR is. If you are interested in further exploring this matter, here’s an interesting breakdown: http://www.radiolab.ORG/story/262588-bitter-end/)

      2. I am so sorry her and her friends & family must endure this. Thank you for defending her, but I’ve dealt with a lot of “Donald hating trolls”, and nothing you say will change this hateful person’s heart. I saw the genuine emotion coming from Melissa. I saw her speak at the rally last night, so powerful! During his primary run I’ve seen Mr. Trump almost tear up 3 times. The first 2 times were at a town hall near me in West Chester, OH. The 3rd was when Melissa spoke to him there in WI. I am again so sorry for the hateful trolls that come out against anything positive having to do with Mr. Trump, no one should have to defend their close friends from hostile attacks like this.

        1. There’s a sucker born every minute.

        2. First of all, I freaking love Donald Trump. I voted for him, I support him and I’ll vote again for him in 2020. Melissa’s claims have nothing to do with liking or disliking Trump. She and her family wouldn’t have to “endure this” if she didn’t constantly seek the limelight. It never ends. When time passes and she needs an attention fix or more cash, up go the “she’s dying” again posts with the “hospital bed” photos. I know that she’s swindled a lot of people including Sean Hannity, but it’s wearing thin. Such a miracle, by the way, she was always healthy enough just at the right times to travel the country and stand at rallies, etc. Get a clue.

      3. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm

        You are SO wrong about the Do Not Resuscitate order that your credibility is zero…just like Trump…

      4. You are SO wrong about the Do Not Resuscitate order that your credibility is zero…just like Trump…

        Just look at the Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Information page of the Wisconsin DHS website to see just how wrong

      5. All of us, even a healthy 21 year old can insert into our Advanced Directives a DNR order, and it must be honored. It’s not a difficult thing to do, even in Wisconsin.
        Do you have a link to your “Cinderella Disease” claims? If Doctors “all over the world” have studied this, there must be an article, a case study review, something?

    9. I believe it’s HELLP syndrome. Similar to a severe form of pre-eclampsia that is deadly if left untreated. She was treated in time to deliver the baby and save her life but not in time to reverse the autonomic dysfunction that has left her organs damaged. It’s very easy to catch with the right blood tests if the docs recognize the symptoms.

    10. It’s called Dysautonomia. Did you know she was voted Miss Congeniality in every pageant she was in, including Miss USA? Sadly her story highlights the need for every patient and their families to self-advocate and get second opinions rather than blindly trusting your doctor. I wish her the best!

      1. Yes it is clearly dysautonomia Seriously, he didn’t check her blood pressure when she couldn’t stand up? No nurses checked postural signs with that history? I have this but at a lesser extent. I do get dizzy and have fallen a few times. I blacked out at the top of a stairway and went crashing down and landed unconscious on a flag stone foyer. Yea, it’s real and it’s horrible. It will probably get worse My BP some days is 84/40 and I have to just sit until someone comes home to help me. I am afraid of falling when my BP gets that low.

    11. Ha! The very reason I am reading this story and wondered the very same thing. I agree with your skeptical mind. Too bad others don’t look into things as well. Something stable!

    12. It’s called “Pure Autonomic Failure.” I have Dysautonomia, which is a less severe type of Autonomic Failure

    13. You are wrong. I know her and she is simply keeping her chin up for her son. She has accepted her destiny and is merely graceful. Shame on you. Nicest person you would ever know

    14. Just because Hillary stoops to such staged theatrics does NOT mean that was the case here. There are 10s of thousands of people that have direct knowledge of this lady, her struggles and Trump’s friendship to and for her. She HAS been investigated…just not like you want….You have made the most vile hurtful idiotic statement perhaps I have ever in my life seen. God only knows what happened to you to turn you into such a despicable being.

  3. Wow gorilla tyranny, did your second change remove part of your brain that controls sympathy and reasoning?

    1. Sex change

  4. There is power in prayer and may Christians everywhere pray for Melissa and her family. There are too many so-called Health Providers who only want to write prescriptions to mask the problems (and collect the money), rather than run/order tests to determine the cause of the problems. I say: “If I don’t know what’s causing the problem, let’s refer to a specialist or a Cleveland Clinic, etc.”

    1. Studies have actually shown that, for people who don’t know they’re being prayed for, prayer does absolutely nothing and for those who do know they are being prayed for, they actually fare worse than the control group. But don’t let things like evidence stop you from believing.

    Autonomic failure is when the part of the brain controlling heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, respiration and digestion, among other things, stops working. IT IS TERMINAL

    1. I think it was an appropriate question to ask what the actual diagnosis is. It is never stated. Perhaps she does have something wrong, but what she has is not Primary Autonomic Failure or Muti-Systems Atrophy. Please do not parrot what you read on an internet news report if you do not understand the terminology you are using.

      1. Why is the physician who told her she is “fine” over and over not being held responsible for medical neglect? Malpractice should pay this woman something she can leave for her son’s future. I don’t know exactly how it works but if her illness was misdiagnosed or ignored I would think she should receive help.

  6. Melissa , all our prayers are with you and your family . TRUMP is right you are a very BRAVE woman . JUST know AIP ( Anything is Possible ) , with belief and faith . Dont ever give up no matter what any doctor says . I would like to direct the to following Gorilla and TPP . Melissa made it to a TRUMP rally TUESDAY , to thank him in person for his personal letter he sent and for all his help and support personally and due to his organization and others in the Pageant also . Obviously you refuse to give TRUMP any credit or mention due him for his impact on this dying woman .You haters are so used to pro FRAUDS like CRUZ and the likes that you forget that some people like TRUMP really care about people and OUR country. I sure hope that the readers of your biased RAG of a paper uses it in the toilet where it should be !.If you would like the real complete story go to the DAILY MAIL.COM

    1. You’re calling this a rag and then referring people to the Daily Mail?

      And by the way, it’s really rotten and cynical for you or anyone to make this woman’s illness all about Trump and his campaign, just because she was in a pageant that he owned. Gumby couldn’t make a bigger stretch if he were warming up for his Olympic gymnastics routine…

  7. 1. Autonomic disorders are real! You sound very uneducated. Try looking up autonomic disorders at Mayo, Cleveland, Toledo, Vanderbilt. It affects over 1 million people in the world. There are many disorders within autonomic disorders, autonomic failure is real and people do die!
    2. Dont judge, until you have walked in our shoes. It forevers changes your life even when you are being treated and thankfully not in failure.

  8. Donald trump is so rich, why doesn’t he just give her 10,000 or better yet 100,000. it wouldn’t hurt him, and would help her.

    1. I imagine he’d need to know exactly what is wrong with her first, and she seems to be struggling to accurately say what that is. I hope nobody gets me wrong; I don’t doubt that she is suffering. But it’s been a decade now, and she has yet to explain what her diagnosis is, what the doctor did wrong while she was pregnant – or what he should have done differently – whether she is in fact dying, etc. in order for anyone to really know how to help her, medically or financially.

  9. Why is she blaming doctors for negligence ?

    1. That’s really getting on my nerves. These are very strong and serious accusations that she’s making, without backing them up with any evidence. If I were the doctor(s), I’d be contemplating some sort of legal action.

      When she described how devastating and crippling her symptoms were during pregnancy — even that her boyfriend was carrying her in to the appointments — well then, really, shouldn’t she have been going to an emergency room rather than waiting for her regularly scheduled time with her obgyn?

  10. Whole thing stinks of a PR stunt. Her ‘speech’ @ the rally sounded completely rehearsed & the emotion fake. It was also almost verbatim of a supposed letter of thanks she wrote him. Mothers do not refer to their children as (…)-American, simply my son or my child, certainly not over and over as in her speech. And too convenient that it comes on the heels of his FUBAR abortion comment & she happens to be from a state he trails Cruz in…Wake up people. Don’t drink the kool-aid.

    1. It seemed the same to me. Was painful to watch knowing how staged it obviously was; like I said above, I am not going to question that she may be suffering somehow, but to the extent that she was lauding Trump for her beauty pageant money while claiming it – and by proxy, Trump – had saved her life (somehow) and then repeatedly emphasizing the Mexican heritage of her son, it seemed like she was exploiting people’s emotions and even exploiting people’s genuine illnesses to make a political play for Trump. I didn’t not appreciate it at all, and I am rather irked at all of these people holding her up as some sort of example as to why Trump isn’t such a bad guy after all.

      And if she’s going to publicly emphasize her own illness as some roundabout way of playing up Trump, then it is perfectly valid to question what that illness actually is. It’s not heartless; it’s a perfectly rational response to that stage-crafted “moment.” It seemed even Trump was cringing on the inside.

      1. You’ve got it Kendall and KMM. I too don’t doubt she is ill with something and believes her time is near, but there are claims are not adding up in her story. I feel the need to comment:

        In addition to some things you’ve pointed out, the above article claims she stated she had several unsuccessful heart procedures? Define procedure? I don’t see any surgery scars or even traces of a Tracheotomy stoma on her chest and there is a very clear photo of her on the Daily Mail article. I’m sorry, getting bad results on a EKG or Stress Test isn’t the same as an “unsuccessful heart procedure” in the medical world, but it is sufficiently vague to scare people into not pushing into the matter further. I’m surprised she isn’t a candidate for an implanted pacemaker/defibrillator, before a heart transplant.

        I am also very skeptical that her condition was truly malpractice, but rather just a rare (but entirely natural) side-effect of childbearing. Probably she believes it to be malpractice, as it’s a lot easier to drum up sympathy for something like that (Don’t ask me why, I would feel bad regardless of the origin, but that “careless doctor” trope is one that resonates). As far as I know, we don’t have socialized medicine yet in America that mandates you have to see only one practitioner, so she was free to get a second opinion if she felt her doctor wasn’t listening to her repeated concerns. I would, especially if I felt I was dying and too weak to stand for want sounds like months on end! Common sense says that is not healthy or normal for a pregnant woman. If she couldn’t afford a different doctor, well, that’s the health care market that our poorly regulated insurance industry built and some people will have to suffer or die in the name of “economic freedom”.

        The timing in Trump’s favor only makes it more suspect . He’s currently trying to prove to the voting base he cares about women and Mexican-Americans. This interaction is so neatly checks off some of these boxes. One thing positive I can say about Trump is he knows how to orchestrate good TV by pressing emotional buttons.

        Call me heartless if you want, but someone has to be skeptical and not take everything at face value. I do feel for her son more than any of the adults in the situation. Poor kiddo.

  11. All doctors are evil. Similar things have happened to me and people I know of. Psychiatry for example, unnecessarily drugs down growing children to stunt/delay their growth. Side effects follow. The doctors aren’t angels but in fact, are demons in white coats. They work for the big pharma elite. They don’t care for your health. Even if they did, they won’t for long enough till they’re bought by the new drug chain of big enslaving pharma. Their works are crooked. Their eyes are crooked. Their passion is wicked and their motives are demonic. Real talk. I hate every last doctor there is. Every last one. No one deserves of the name of doctor unless he/she has gone out of their ways to help the sick and suffering. Not someone who sits in an air conditioned room being paid $$$$$$ and receives counsel from the system to leech off of hard working people. I feel bad for nurses because they’re victims of this indoctrinaton. If you get sick and you feel no need, don’t go to the doctor. There’s no option left when it comes to severe ailments as miss Young other than go to them but see what happened to her? That happens to everyone. The beta leftist doctors will the tried in the court of the most high for they had the power in earth to cure most sicknesses but abused it for their agenda. It’s all a con art, I’m telling you.

  12. There is nothing impossible for God to do. He that created us, would it be difficult for Him to fix our bodies’ dysfunctionality? We stand with you – absolutely believing in the healing power of God through Jesus Christ. I decree and declare that your liver and kidney will become functional again by the power that raised Christ from the dead. You will not die but live to declare the wonders of God to your generation.

  13. I really hope that it’s a lack of knowledge that the dumb-idiotic comments are being made about her “condition no condition” so let me explain. (I myself have been in & out of hospitals) The brain is what tells the rest of the body how to function. It is the most important part of our body! Anytime something happens to our brain there is always problems that follow from damage from that part of the brain that does whatever it’s set up to do. Your not always gonna get a clear diagnoses for these things it just doesn’t work like that. So no it’s not FAKE, YES her struggle & story is real. It’s a fact!

      1. No. It is not a con. It is an illness that is hard for lay people to understand. I have a form of autonomic dis- regulation and this woman has pure autonomic failure. Her brain is not able to tell the body how to behave .In a person without this illness, the brain equilibrates your blood pressure when you stand up. This happens to me but at a less severe level. Nothing in her body works correctly because of the damage to the sympathetic nervous system. It is a horrible disease made worse by the level of hatred and cynicism espoused on this board. I am a medical professional.

  14. All i can do is pray for you and yours to have good health throughout their lives.
    May God bless you all.

  15. To Melissa YOUNG.

    Dearest Ms. Young:
    This may sound like a weird message but I urge you to at least read it.
    I wholeheartedly sympathize and pray for you as I pray for myself. Indeed, I have a similar, horrific condition. It is part of a constellation of signs and symptoms that are currently poorly understood, thus becoming a classic disbelief to throw in the waste basket.
    However, very recent discoveries and research from a few challengers, one that has been compromised since I fell ill are startling. They are backed up with solid science published in peer-reviewed journals. Although not necessarily due to the same cause(s), your narrative unmistakably rings a loud bell in my hears and “”deja-vu”
    Your condition is not related to pregnancy, but is likely exacerbated by it. It is a Godly blessing that it affected you, you are correct: you ARE one of the messengers of truth for educating doctors in the making. I Blessed Divinity the day I understood this for myself as it is always a joy to understand the “WHY”.
    I am an extremely well-regarded scientist worldwide and had to disguise my name, which I will reveal to you only if you grant me the honor and pleasure of following up. No nonsense and no ties attached.

    Melissa, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO DIE and your child is safe. Your condition is treatable as is mine, although the suffering is unimaginable. I promise.

    I anxiously need to know more details about what happen to you, digging very hard in your present and past. In all honesty, I am a specialist at doing so.

    I believe that there are greedy charlatans everywhere. However, the Mayo Clinic doctors have likely done their most and honest best. I have many respected and esteemed
    colleagues and friends among them.

    In contrast, there are honest people that pursue science and not obedience.
    I am one of them. I am under Oath of confidentiality and no harm-doing, which I regard as sacred and have never broken (except I had to tell you of my condition, please see it as humor).

    I feel that I can help you enormously (BIG-LY as Mr. Trump would say), and in the process learn something further about the delicate balance between health and disease. I always do.
    I (very truly) have, 2-3 years ago elaborated a model of my own condition after the very complex biology of pregnancy. I can show proof.

    Melissa, please answer me, I beg you. We are not in a contract, and I will gladly take what I learn as my paycheck.

    I suspect we together, with each person that I have seen and hundred of thousands of other sufferers will be able to help millions in the near future.

    Unfortunately, you, others and I have to pay the price. Fortunately, God has chosen us: you can benefit from an incredible mind that will have your back when you experience pain and disarray.

    If you give follow-up, all I ask is that you gather your memory, that of friends and records and tests, in order to provide the most accurate information; please, if if you can stay away from crowds, heat, infectious critters and stress.

    May this message be regarded and received as a token of empathy.

    Disclosure: the contents herein are in no way a commercial, nor should they be regarded as any advice to follow.

  16. Why doesn’t her savior Donald Trump just write them a big check. Not like he can’t afford it and she’s using her illness to help get him female and pity votes.

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  18. Sooo, WUT has TRUMP done for her???
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    I’d Like to Know MORE About Who
    the Scum Bag was who made her Sick?
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  19. She can barely lift her head. Her husband carries her into a doctor’s office. The doctor says, “You look great!” This man should have his license revoked. I would have immediately went to another doctor. What a monster. My mother has been saying lately, “There are a lot of monster nurses and doctors out there anymore.” Not all, but most, I believe.

  20. She is totally faking it, nobody cares what they look like if you are that ill. This pageant girl is taking you all for your money. Hasn’t worked since 2005, do the research, I did!

    1. I don’t wear as much make-up on a first date as she does in her “hospital bed.” By the way, who posts all those pics like she does on FaceBook while you’re dying in the hospital, isn’t that a private time? Notice how she always recovered enough to go to rallies all over the country, appear on news shows and get to New York on election night and was right in the thick of the celebrations? Notice how after she has “sad news to share” and her condition “worsens” right after Sean Hannity sends her another check, her boo boos all go away? Sorry but this woman is scamming a LOT of people. There’s more, but I’ll stop here.

  21. I read that Melissa’s illness was the result of doctor not dealing with her problems early before the brain issue happened. What caused her initial problems and why didn’t doctor listen to her? Was the doctored sued for malpractice? I think any court would have awarded her millions in damages

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