If You're Praying, Meleah Faces a Difficult Challenge Monday

SAN ANGELO, TX — Meleah Plummer is battling a rare medical condition in her head that generates multiple cavernous malformations that are pushing down on her brain. The otherwise perfectly healthy sophomore athlete at Wall High School came down with an illness over Christmas 2021 where she was vomiting. After initial diagnoses at Shannon Medical Center, she was flown to Cook’s Children’s Medical Center for emergency surgery in January. She transferred to Dallas Children’s Medical Center later in January to continue treatment under Dr. Dale Swift.

During a series of surgeries in January, surgeons removed the top half of Meleah’s caveroma. She came home for a while to recover from the first series of surgeries. On Monday, she returns to the operating room to have the bottom half removed.

“Removing the bottom half is riskier as it is touching her basal ganglia. We are asking for everyone to pray!” Said mom Angela Plummer. This surgery is tricky because if the basal ganglia is damaged, it can cause involuntary movements. Angela explained that this can put Meleah in a situation where she cannot control her arm movements, speak well, or even walk normally.

Dad Chris, mom Angela and Meleah Plummer arrived in Dallas Thursday for pre-operation appointments. All went fairly smooth and no roadblocks to completing the surgery were found, Angela said. Meleah had bloodwork and an MRI.

Angela has several prayer requests for her daughter. “Pray for rest tonight, pray for the surgeons on Monday and for the Lord to guide them, and pray for Mel’s vision to get better,” Angela said. Most of all, pray that Meleah doesn’t suffer any damage to the basal ganglia.

Friends are showing support for Meleah on Monday by wearing something that is teal, turquoise, or blue. Those are Meleah’s favorite colors.

Surgery is set to begin in the early morning.

Insurance is picking up a large part of the medical bills, but the Plummer family needs support. You can help the family through this difficult journey via Venmo @Angela-Plummer or the family's GoFundme page.

Meleah Plummer in Dallas prior to her second series of surgeries

Meleah Plummer in Dallas prior to her second series of surgeries


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Lord we come before you and ask you to do all the surgeries as you use the doctors hands to heal your daughter, you know all her needs lord . You created her and we know you chose her to do a miracle on her as you have done with many of us Lord. We ask you to keep her calm, and without pain as you do all the work on her to make her new Lord. Please bring peace to her family and rest Lord, give them strength to keep their faith in you. I know the miracles you perform lord. You chose me and I am a walking miracle, I f you cleaning the bad out of me and bringing me to a new life, I have faith in you my Lord. Rebuke all that is not in her favor Lord, and let the Holy spirit protect her and her family. In Jesus Christ name I ask AMEN


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