In 2000, Melissa “Murf” Becker was given a defective mesh implant in which her body rejected. She has undergone 7 different surgeries to remove the mesh, that her doctors have labeled “chicken wire”, all of the surgeries have failed.
She has developed multiple problems, she suffers from Celiac’s Disease, pelvic pain, chronic long term pain and neuropathy.
Melissa is now confined to a wheel chair because the simple act of walking is extremely painful. She has seen many doctors who refuse to operate due to the complexity of the mesh implant in her body.
After extensive research she found a top doctor in Tennessee who is willing to perform surgery. However, insurance companies will not cover expenses and it’s been to long to take the makers of this “chicken wire” to court.
The benefit will help to lessen the costs that Melissa will incur for her surgery and stay.
A Dice Run is being hosted for the benefit of Melissa on Saturday, September 30.
The ride will start and end at the Ellwood City Saxon Club and registration will be from 10:30—11:30, bikes pull out at 12:00.
Stops will include the Beacon Hotel, Longhorn, and the Burgh Bar. The cost is $15/bike $25/with passenger.
Dinner and entertainment by The Amaretta Band is included with the price of the tickets
If you’re not riding but would still like to participate, you can join for dinner and entertainment for $10 person.
Donations are welcomed and appreciated, to donate or for more information please contact Laura Gruber at 724-333-0547 or Kelly McClean, 724-355-6101.