Even before Melissa was diagnosed with cancer she was already involved in the breast cancer world. She did the Danskin Breast Cancer Triathalon and her best friend, Holly, had breast cancer. When Melissa was told she had cancer her first thought was “I am going to die”. About an hour later, after the shock wore off, she found a surgeon and scheduled her care through Waukesha Memorial Hospital’s cancer clinic. She had two lumpectomies, radiation and is now in a drug trial of tamoxifen and arimidex. She is grateful for the care and respect she has received from multiple cancer centers. Melissa is thankful for the support she received from God, her family, her friends and her coworkers. She has done the Danskin Triathalon as a survivor also. “Doing the Danskin as a survivor has opened my eyes and shown me how great the volunteers for breast cancer organizations and events are. A big than you to all you who volunteer!”
Melissa’s Chair: The Martini Chair
My favorite drink is a cosmopolitan, which is a type of martini. I thought a martini chair would be interesting to design. Although drinking does clear my head it was not my inspiration for the chair. I just happen to like cosmos and everyone can use some whimsical fun in their life.