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In Memoriam
John Mello

It is with great sadness we report that John passed away on January 20, 2018.
Family and friends have been working with Help Hope Live to raise money to help finance uninsured medical expenses associated with Kidney/Heart Transplant.

Updates (27)

January 31, 2018

Today we join with John’s loving supporters to extend our heartfelt condolences to John’s family and friends. We wish you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. – Help Hope Live Staff

July 18, 2017

Day 70 UPDATE (Day 6 off the transplant list- status 7). The blood infection seems to be getting progressively better. No fevers for two days. Blood cultures look good. We are having some issues with my blood pressure and oxygen levels dropping, but are working to fix it. My echo had some unclear information. Teams are meeting tomorrow to discuss the results. We are hoping they clear me so that they can put the swan back in my neck & re-list me as Status 1A (active on list). Fingers crossed that I get good news tomorrow and that the swan surgery goes smoothly.

Make good use of today & collect moments, not things.


August 30, 2016

John, Sharing your page all over the internet today. Best wishes and keep us posted on your progress!

James Myers

August 30, 2016

John, I'm another HelpHopeLive client waiting for lungs in PA. I've been officially waiting since March, & I get the need for support & kind words, believe me (I saw your appeal on Twitter). I commend you for asking for good energy. It's important but can be hard to do for people. I wish you all the best for this to happen soon so you can start your road to recovery.

Nicole Seefeldt

March 17, 2016

Sending love. Hope to see you & Lizzy soon!

Jessica & Patrick

March 17, 2016

John, You're such a great guy. You were my first friend in ever when I moved to Virginia. I want you to know that you can count on me and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.Theres no doubt in my mind that you will survive this and go on continuing to make a difference!

George Black