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Martin, Melissa

Martin, Melissa

Martin, Melissa

In May of 2002, my life changed forever. I met a spectacular person with a zest for life that I have yet to see matched. She lives each day to the fullest with a strength that I can't even comprehend. Whether it's camping, or canoeing or simply watching T.V. she's always at her best. I simply can't imagine a day without her. In November of this year (2004) she will undergo surgery for her second brain tumour. In spite of this, she simply refuses to let this dampen her spirits. Melissa you are truly amazing. Love always, Scotty.

I love Melissa not only because she is my daughter, but because she is the only person I have known to live with such strength, happiness and passion for life. Melissa is a girl you always want to be your friend. Love, Mommy, XOXO.



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