November 14, 2011 -- "Thankful"

As a reminder to all of us to be thankful this week, I thought I would share an excerpt from her journal from November 2001, when she was 24 and in graduate school. This was just what I needed to read this week, and perhaps it may speak to you as well.

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Our First Recipient!

Today is a bittersweet day. On what would have been her 41st birthday, we're so excited to share that the first of many Melissa Daniels Memorial Scholarship recipients has been selected. We are so thankful to the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region for helping to guide us through the process of getting this up and running. And, most of all, we're thankful to each and everyone one of our family members and friends that donated to help make this dream a reality. 

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December 25, 1991 - "Dearest Journal"

The blog section of our website is a way to remember and honor Melissa through our favorite stories of her and to share her own words about her life and experiences through excerpts from her journals. Melissa intermittently kept journals from 4th grade until the year before she passed. Sometimes humorous, often sassy, and sometimes sad, her simple written accounts of the highs and lows she experienced offer insight into the wonderful human that she was.

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