Since 2004, Melody has cared for her husband, Christopher, due to injuries Christopher sustained while deployed to Iraq. She has participated in the post- 9/11 VA Caregiver Program since 2011.
For 11 years, Melody’s goals as a caregiver have been to attend to her husband Christopher’s daily challenges, and help fellow caregivers. From raising awareness to counseling, working with local veterans organizations and organizing a PTSD Support Group, Melody is dedicated to greatly improving the lives of her family and other families caring for wounded, ill or injured veterans.
Melody sees being an Elizabeth Dole Fellow as a unique opportunity to raise awareness at local, regional and national levels of critical issues for caregivers and their warriors.