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John Melia needs a liver transplant. In 2001, John was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune disease that causes the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver to become scarred, narrowed and eventually blocked which leads to liver damage and cirrhosis. This disease, which is unrelated to alcohol consumption, has no cure.

Updates (3)

August 14, 2018

John had his liver transplant on August 1 with Molly donating a portion of her liver to her dad.
They are both recovering and have good days and not-so-good days. Step by step is our new motto.
Thanks all for your thoughts, prayers, and generosity.

July 24, 2018

Update! John and Molly will be going in for their surgeries next Wednesday, August 1st. Thank you to everyone for the support, donations, and love during this difficult time. We will continue to provide updates throughout the process. Keep an eye out for future fundraising events after the transplant.


September 9, 2018

Happy to know that you both are on the road to recovery. What a happy story!

Michele Duval

July 23, 2018

John and Molly, We are keeping you in our prayers. Peace, love, happiness and good health your way❤️ Tara Gallagher Hanrahan and Family

Tara Hanrahan

July 22, 2018

Sending my love and prayers to you John. Maybe you remember me from Methuen Town Hall. I remember you and I am praying for you. Maybe your sister Kathie would remember me as Sara's mother. Good luck!

Joyce Maguire Demers

June 24, 2018

Such an awesome gift that a daughter can give to her dad.....who is one who gave her life to begin with !! My prayers are with you both & your family. Godspeed, John & Molly !!!

Judith Gardella