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Thank you for the wonderful inspirational presentation this evening. A striking resemblance of my niece including athletic background. Your rise above the tragedy demonstrates your love for the Lord. Your light shines bright as a beacon. Your testimony is reminiscent for mistakes made by myself. Your a convincing advocate for one to practice safe defensive driving in addition to alcohol avoidance. Expectations for shameful reprimand was replaced by your message of hope & love.

I want to thank you for the hope you dealt us last night. I can’t stop speaking about you to friends and family. I hope you continue to be the best dealer of hope this generation has ever seen. Everyone in the class felt your message. Meeting you makes one feel that everything that brought us into that room last night, including the reason why we were all there, had a purpose in our lives. All the souls in that room had a higher purpose and you made us see that. Thank you!

I was in a class on Nov 29th and you visited us to share your experience strength and home. I wanted to let you know that I carry the card with Isaiah 40:31 in my wallet. I was touched by your story and I admire your strength and serenity. Please keep up the good work. You are making a difference at least to me. I will not forget your story.

I saw your presentation at the safety council yesterday. It truly made a difference to my outlook on things that will positively affect me and my family.
It is almost like God put me in this situation to show me. He had been trying to show me for quite some time, but I did not listen. Because of you I will now listen…

Hi Melissa! I think you are amazing! Thanks for sharing your story with us today. I happened to be subbing for one of those senior classes today and so glad I was able to hear you speak You are so courageous despite of all that you’ve been through. I admire your perseverance and determination to have the greatest outlook on life. No doubt that God has you here fulfilling his divine purpose.
I am hopeful that those teenagers that heard you today will remember your story and think twice before making a dangerous choice.
Again, thanks for sharing such a powerful message of wisdom, love, hope and positivity. You are amazing!

I had so much I wanted to say to you but the words weren’t going to be able to come out without tears falling. Your story really touched me. A lot deeper than I would’ve ever imagined. I’ve seen videos in drivers ed and in the DUI class but nothing really hit me like your story did. I think you are incredibly brave, strong, beautiful and inspiring. I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through. I truly am. But wow have you really been a true definition of not letting a bad experience define your entire life. You really are a great example for many things but especially for showing people what it means to be the best version of yourself that you can be with any obstacles that come your way. I’m grateful to have met you and to have heard your story. I just had to tell you how incredible I think you are. Not a lot of people are capable of being as brave as you. You really are insanely inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story!