Melanie's Blog

An amazing woman by the name of Melanie Hamilton Baldwin changed the face of autism and cancer culture by telling her story to thousands as "Booty Kicker" in the Thinking Moms' Revolution's book Autism Beyond the Spectrum. Having once beaten breast and bone (hip) cancer; she now suffers liver, spine, and bone cancer in her other hip. For anyone who knows Melanie, two words come to mind. “Faithful” and “Godly.” As she struggles to overcome her current issues, her severely affected son Luke, still requires 24/7 care and attention as he is self-injurious and quite ill, suffering the lingering effects of severe autism. Please consider donating generously to help her family care for Luke as she regains her health, and please help their family establish financial security that will help them thrive during her absence.

6 years 4 weeks ago
Teri Arranga

Let's really rally for young Luke's mommy, Melanie, who is in the hospital with cancer!! We wish Melanie and Luke many more years together. Please visit ow.ly/BFBvD today. Thank you!


6 years 4 weeks ago
The Gammicchia ...

Each Day We Can Positively Influence the Lives of Others

There is a belief within some cultures that each day we awaken, our actions throughout the next 24 hours can change lives at varying degrees. For the majority, we often don't realize this transpires naturally because those hours are encapsulated by our goals, which are often guided by our hopes and dreams for an ideal future. Within that ever-changing map of purpose, our travels result in triumphs and challenges that often mimic a roller coaster ride.