Melanie G-C.

Born on January 7, 2013, Melanie passed away from leukemia on December 15, 2016. She was a brave and determined little girl who “never gave up and always took all of her medicine,” her mother says. “I’ll never forget her faith, her love, and her will to live She had such love for everyone; even though she was going through pain, she never gave up. She would hug me and tell me, ‘Don’t cry…I’m okay.’”

Melanie always thought more of others than of herself. “When she was sick and I was crying because I had received bad news, she told me, ‘Mom, don’t cry! Just raise your hands to God.’ It was a big deal for me because she was only a little three-year-old telling me this.”