Melissa has been married to John for 28 years. She has a son, Zach, 25 and a daughter, Carissa, 27. Carissa was diagnosed with Turner syndrome at birth. She had many challenges growing up. Twelve years ago, she had open heart surgery to replace a valve and fix her pulmonary artery. Carissa graduated from law school in January 2020. July 2021, Carissa passed the bar exam and is working as a lawyer in Green Bay. Melissa has been a member of TSSUS for over 23 years and is grateful to TSSUS for helping her advocate for her daughter at school and with doctors. TSSUS also helped Melissa teach Carissa’s teachers and others about TS. She looks forward to meeting and talking with the membership about TS.