Help Autism Mom Fight Breast Cancer

As many in our community are learning, one of the TMR’s, Melanie Hamilton Baldwin, aka Booty Kicker, has had her cancer return for the third time. She’s in the hospital away from her husband, Tim, and her son Luke who is severely affected by autism.

She’s got difficult choices to make about treatment options, pain to manage and above all, 10254981_822576797772830_620663832048075988_na lot of concerns about what lies ahead for her family.

Many of you have reached out to us to let us know you are thinking about Mel and would like to help.

We thought your messages of hope and healing intentions, words you have found comforting when facing the deepest challenges, would be most powerful if she read them from you directly.

So leave Melanie a message today in the comments right here on this blog and we’ll make sure she sees every one of them.

If you would like to donate to our fundraising campaign to support Mel and her family please DONATE HERE

Events such as these reveal the magnitude of grace in our community. I’m honored to be a part of that with you. I told a friend today, if my health went to hell in a hand basket, I couldn’t have it happen in a better community.


~Mama Mac


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31 Responses to Help Autism Mom Fight Breast Cancer

  1. Love you Booty Kicker!! Thank you for all you have done to pave the way for the next generation of thinkers. Praying for you and your family and sending healing energy your way. XOXO

  2. Anne Heffner says:

    Melanie–Praying for you, your family,
    & the wisdom of your doctors.
    My husband & I are part of the Four Friends ministry
    @ Longview Heights and were so glad
    Luke(& you/Tim) found it to be a good
    God is good & in always in control.
    Love to you & your family.
    Anne & LeRoy Heffner

  3. Jennifer says:

    “Pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”. James 5:16

    You have friends all over the US (and the world) praying for you!!

    Hang in there and keep the faith!

  4. Green Bean Girl says:

    We love you Booty Kicker!!! Sending so much love and prayers your way! Thank you for being such an inspiration!!!

  5. Kathy Shear says:

    What a community of love we live in … Melanie, so much is unknown to us when life seems so very unfair. I believe we must trust in God there’s a plan for each and everyone of us as well as our little angles on earth. I know you feel the love … you are loved, you give love and you just are love. We are all connected and together we will always be there in person or in spirit for each other … healing vibes and prayers are being sent …

  6. Yvette Lewis says:

    I am so thankful for you and for the wisdom and the testimony God has given you to share with us through your writing. I have loved getting to know you in “real life” too. I am interceding for you and Tim and Luke. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
    Much love,

  7. Shannon Strayhorn says:

    You have given so much to so many, even when you don’t know; that I hope you feel that all (and more!) coming back to you. You and your family are surrounded in love, support and millions of prayers! ♥

  8. Ana says:

    Dear Melanie

    I think of you often and pray for a miracle. I spoke to Alison about giving a shot to mebendazole which is a anti parasitic drug that kills cancer and does not harm healthy cells. Please e mail me back. I have a good feeling about this! I am thinking of you and your little boy!
    Please hang in there!
    Blessings and hope!

  9. Sunflower TMR says:

    Melanie, you are one of the most amazing, strong, kind, huge heart and heart for God of anyone I know. Our family is praying for you constantly for complete healing and strength for you to beat this. Stay positive, have faith that we serve a mighty God that can turn this around. You are in my thoughts, heart and prayers every day. I love you Melanie!
    Psalm 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Psalm 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

  10. Christina Johnson says:

    You have been such an inspiration and helped so many!! Just know that you have sooo many who are rooting for you and your family!!I just KNOW that you are going to kick cancers ass again and be back stronger than ever.

    I wanted to share also that a friend of mine has beat Hodgkins 2x and Leukemia 5 years after beating Hodgkins. Sending lots of love and healing your way ❤️

  11. Debbie Z. O'Leary says:

    Mel, my family and I will be praying for strength and healing for you and your family. As I told my hubby when he got his esophageal cancer diagnosis in 2013, “Failure is not an option.”

  12. Kris says:

    Dear Mel, you don’t know me, but I’m another Thinking Mum from Australia. I just want to say I’m holding you close in my thoughts and sending love and healing to you and your family. All the best for the very best outcomes for your health and happiness.
    Kris x

  13. Tammy McNair says:

    We are thinking of you and keeping all of you in our prayers!!! ♥

  14. Frankie says:

    Keeping you and your family in my heart. Sending healing and strength to you xo

  15. Tracy Weinstock says:

    You touch so many people, and even though we have never met, you have touched my family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Feel the strength you have shared wrapping around your family.

  16. Amber says:

    Praying for you and your family Melanie! Though we have never met we have a lot in common. I have two children on the spectrum and also had breast cancer in 2012. While I did the traditional route in 2012 I vowed I would never do it again. I’m sure people have mentioned Gerson and juicing, cannabis, etc, etc. but I really think GcMAF looks promising and is what I would go to if faced with metastasis. I pray for peace for you in the hospital. It is so hard to be away from our babies. I pray you are not in pain and are comfortable. Thinking of you and sending a plethora of positive healing thoughts.

  17. Nora says:

    I am so sorry to hear about cancer returning. I have something that could be a Lon shot but then might be the miracle you need. I have a friend who started selling a product called solar strips. She did so to try herself and to market them. She told me about them and thought maybe they would be helpful for my grandson with severe autism. She was finding them to be a relief for her back pain. The product is a phytoplankton. It is a simple strip that instantly melts in your mouth. Well I have tried it on my grandson and for the first time in 6 years ( he is 8 now) he is having a BM almost daily without any other assistance. This is amazing since he would be constipated for upto 5 days often.
    Now this was wonderful but my friend who had started me on this her husband had a surgery for his back and they found out he had multiple myeloma. He almost died in the hospital. He had 70% myeloma cells in his bone marrow.
    They started chemo in mid August. They were told not to add anything other than a vitamin to the protocol. Her husband was not doing to well and they were told that he could have a difficult time because the cancer was pretty far along. Not a good prognosis. So my friend decided with some prayer that the hell with it they would start giving him the strips twice a day. She just got his M spike test back on Friday he is almost to remission in one month! Unheard of !
    Now she so has a friend who introduced her to these and she has a eye condition where she sees a specialist a couple times a year. She went to the specialist after about 4 months of these strips and he was like what is going on your eyes are no longer dry?
    Now one more major point about this stuff. The guy who came up with it was initially trying to develop a metod to grow phytoplankton in his lab to feed his ocean farm. He developed a deadly cancer during this. So for whatever reason he just started licking the green phytoplankton from his vats. He went back to doctor they saw a white substance around tumours and then did surgery. The guys tumours were gone.
    Now this is not marketed for cancer or autism but I thought I should mention it. Because it has been short of amazing for my grandson. One note my grandson used to squat on toilet to have BM after Epsom salt baths and prune juice. He now sits!
    If you want any further write me

  18. Sylvia says:

    Melanie, I pray for your health with all my might! You are strong and dedicated, you can beat this! Draw in the strength of all the good will flowing your way. You are surrounded by love and support!

  19. AmyinIdaho says:

    Lifting you up with healing thoughts and prayers everyday – all the way from Idaho! <3

  20. Rebecca says:

    Please know that we are praying for you. We’re currently pursuing ketogenic diet for my family member dx’d with cancer last year. Know that this mom and our community as a whole are 100% behind you!

  21. Kristi Rowe says:

    ough question. There were times I didn’t see a way no matter how much I was suffering. The weirdest thing was that somehow…even not knowing how…I DID get through. That was the hardest part, thinking I had to figure it all out. What I learned was that I didn’t. It was like my Mom used to always tell me, ‘this too will pass”. So my advise is that you don’t have to figure it all out. Pray and the Lord will cause it to fall into place, one step at a time. God’s timing is hard…we want to know all the answers but my experience has been that He hasn’t worked that way in my life. I only get what I need to know one step at a time. i think that is another level of faith we sometimes are called to climb to…that place where you just have to “be still” and trust. SO HARD. Tthe other thing that helps me get through is talking to those who understand. You were part of that for me…one of several emails I exchanged to those I KNEW I could count on for prayer. Ask for prayer every time you need to. We will answer that call to prayer.

  22. Carolyn Gammicchia says:


    Our family is praying for you and your family and sending positive thoughts your way during this journey. Please, please if you or your need anything, please contact me at I’d like to be able to assist with connecting your family with supports and services that may not have been accessed or due to additional help needed now. Building that natural community support for your family can relieve some of your worries hopefully. Please know we’d love to assist you.

    Much appreciation to TMR for sharing Melanie’s story and what this struggle can be for families. It’s imperative we work together to ease challenges and increase empathy for families in need.

    You and your family are not alone, we are an army…a community, and are here to assist.


  23. KarmaTMR says:

    Sending all my positive vibes for you to kick cancer’s ass – your strength and determination are an example for us all. Your family is in my thoughts. Lots of love – Karma and family

  24. Crystal says:

    Many prayers and thoughts of healing sent your way, Melanie!!!

  25. Tina M says:

    Thinking about you Mel and sending prayers for strength and healing!

  26. Maureen says:

    I have always been amazed when I read about your strength and courage in the face of hardship. You are an inspiration to many. I hope you can find even more strength from the positive vibes that everyone you have touched is sending you.

  27. Ann Giltner says:

    Mel, know that you, Tim and Luke are in our hearts and prayers. We love you.

  28. Michelle says:

    I cannot fathom the weight of what you and your family are experiencing, but I continue to hold you in my heart and send positive, healing vibes your way.

  29. Iron Muffin says:

    The whole Muffin family is praying for you and your family, Mel. <3

  30. toni says:

    my prayers are with you and your family.. KEEP STRONG

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