My name is Melissa Gill. I am a 31-year-old, married mother of two beautiful children. I have always had a passion for writing and sharing stories about my life and lessons learned along the way. Located in the South Eastern side of Virginia right along the coast, my family has lived here our whole lives.
Formerly in the corporate restaurant industry as an area manager managing multiple restaurant locations in South Eastern Virginia, I took a step back from my career and the industry as a whole, to spend more time working with and advocating for my son Jackson who was diagnosed with level 3 severe autism. After Jackson's diagnosis and initial therapy sessions, it became clear that I needed to devote as much of my time to Jackson's care and development as I could.
I needed to be a full-time caregiver. Shortly after becoming a full-time caregiver, advocating for caregivers, and individuals who are affected by autism spectrum disorder quickly became my passion.