I don't know Melissa ("Mo"), but found out about her, her courage and her optimism and fight against this cruel disease, after my friend was diagnosed with ALS early '13.
I was saddened to see this obituary here. I'd done periodic searches to see what her 'team' was up to in the fight against ALS. I was a Seattelite for eight years, you see, but it was her vivacious personality and bravery that made me think of her periodically, especially as I've watched my friend, Gary, lose his voice, now his mobility.
We will continue the fight against this terrible disease. I extend my condolences to the family and friends of this obviously amazing woman. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Mo - it's your trainer... i will never forget how you made me laugh, how you didn't like conditioning but loved the game... how much you smiled and loved everyone... i see you running up and down the court, blocking shots and sinking baskets - slapping high fives with me and your team mates.... i am wearing purple in your honor today...love ya, trainer (cheryl parker)
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Sher Jacobs
Mo, I'll cherish all of the quiet moments we shared...and all of the crazy fun ones too. There are no words to fully explain how much you mean to me and nobody could ever fill the void now that you're gone. My best friend, my "ride or die", my Fizzle...I will always love you.
I will never forget Melissa's smile. It could light up a room. I will also never forget the passion and tenacity with which she played the game of basketball. I only got to play with her for 3 years, but she definitely made an impact on me. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Shannon (Strecker) Dreessen