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I`m so sorry that i foud this page too late.. Melinda`s story is so touching.. I can`t express what I feel about her.. I saw pictures with her on this web page and she was such a beautiful girl, very happy, although she had cancer.. God Bless Her Soul And Her Family.. she will always be loved, I`m sure. Melinda from Romania
Makcosi Melinda <>
Arad, Romania - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 07:03:28 (PDT)

Hey Mel, It's been a while! I am so plaesed that people keep coming to your site. You will never be forgotten and you continue to inspire people. I sit here in tears touched. You are continuing to Make A Difference,and youe legacy and love will go on forever. Tell Mike we miss him and we love him and will always be with us as well. I love you...Vicky
vbyrne <>
Swansea, MA USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 01:39:49 (PDT)
DEBARY, FL US - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 07:50:11 (PDT)
Melinda Griesser <>
Pörtschach, AUSTRIA AUT - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 03:54:47 (PDT)
I have just found out that my cousin had lekiuma. I feel you pain
Emma <>
Inverell, NSW Australia - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 17:18:23 (PDT)
This site gave me a look through someone elsa eyes and not mine......
Melinda <>
goodyear, az usa - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 21:28:31 (PDT)
i am so sorry to hear about Melinda if only you could have possibly taken her to st jude childrens research hospital they help children with cancer. so sorry to hear of your loss... our prayers are with you! may God bless you all.
stephanie <none>
usa, usa usa - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 21:46:48 (PDT)
There are not enough words 2 express my feelings when i look at this website, i have never been so touched be4. i have never had cancer, but even reading about Melinda and Michael Cuccione has changed my life forever. To my true inspirations in life, MELINDA AND MICHAEL. i never knew you, but i feel so close. always in my heart forever. THANK GOD FOR YOU. -Brittany
Brittany <>
North Delta, BC CANADA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 00:58:08 (PDT)
My daughter and I really enjoyed your website. My daughter Brittany is 14 years old and was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 14 months. She continues to fight as well as awaiting reconstructive surgeries in the future. Best wishes to Melinda and her family and thank you.
Cynthia Beavers <>
Springfield , IL - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 08:29:38 (PDT)
Happy 22nd Birthday my darling Melinda. We miss you so much and will never stop loving you. Love Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad
North Vanc, CA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 22:59:49 (PDT)
I just wanted to say that this web site is beautiful and to let all of Melindas family know that you are wonderful people to keep her dreams going You will be greatly blessed and you will always be in my familys thoughts and prayers
Marina <>
Dallas, TX usa - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:34:50 (PDT)
hi my name is victoria and I live in a city named stenungsund a half hour cartravel northern göteborg. I like your side very much and I send you my best wishes Hi in Swedish=Hej Goodbye=Hejdå victoria
victoria <no>
göteborg, sweden - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 03:32:41 (PDT)
I don't have cancer but i would really like to befriend those who have because i find them a better friend to befriend with. I have a friend who's diagnosed with leukemia but is still going on strong...I pray that those who suffers from this incurable disease shall always be blessed...
Nura <>
Sg - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 07:01:47 (PDT)
HI. I'm 20 years old and I found the site through Google. I have an Askin's Tumor too. I have been battling this cancer on and off for the past 5 years including right now. I continue to fight and give it my all, especially for those who have passed away. I'm happy I came upon this site. It's encouraging. -Rachel
Rachel <>
St Louis, MO usa - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 00:44:01 (PDT)
Melinda....Happy Easter my darling! Love Dad and Mom
Mom and Dad
CA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 08:36:29 (PDT)
This site is a great contribute t children with cancer.I came here threw google trying to find something on my name,I guess I got something better.
Melinda <>
wells, mi usa - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 11:07:19 (PDT)
dear melindas parents, i know michael cuccione and he is doing well. He was a strong and brave young man. Melinda was very brave and strong as well, i would like to say that she loved you all very very much...if any questions please email me
a special friend <>
CA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 08:31:44 (PDT)
Thank you very much for creating this site. My name is Angie Montani and I work with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. This site is motivational, informative and very touching. Your family’s story inspires me. Thank you.
Angie Montani <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 10:28:50 (PDT)
l am so sorry l have a daughter named Melinda she is going to be 22 years old this year l am so sorry this happened
phyllis caputo <>
oakville, CA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 12:10:09 (PDT)
I've added your site to my bookmarks and plan on coming back often.
Home Owner Insurance
USA - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 08:45:38 (PST)
Hi, I just want to say that I didn't know Michael Cuccione, I read in his book about Melinda also, thats how I found this site. Although I never knew Michael or Melinda they sounded like both beautiful,talented, true and pure hearted people. I didn't even know Michael had passed until a year after because I didn't see the show until they were just doing re-runs of 2gether. He had such a motivation to do as much as he could, he had ambition and hope in everything he did. He sounded like a very brave person. I wish I had the honor of meeting this young pure hearted guy. If I could meet anyone in the world live or passed it would be him, his story was so amazing, i finished reading his book the other day. I couldn't find it in any book store so i ordered it and I am so glad I did becuz it taught me to have hope through life and never give up. I want Michael to know that he will live in my thoughts and have a place in my heart. Everyone misses that sweet precious guy. Melinda we will all miss ur pure strength in a fight to the end. We all miss u guys! ~Stephanie~
Stephanie <>
Saskatoon, SK CA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 18:05:11 (PST)
Hello... I just want u to let u know although I have never had cancer in my life stories i've heard like Melinda's along with Michael Cuccione touched my heart. Such sweet people deserve more time to make a difference but as long as others can keep it going it will be fine... I am sure Michael and Melinda are in heaven together smiling apon all the difference around the world that is happening. Though I do not know how it feels to have a loved one pass or battle cancer.. if u are battling cancer, or have a loved on, just stay strong, have hope and even if they are taken from us they are in a great place and will alwayz be remembered. I send out my best hopes and prayers out to Melinda's and other people like Michael Cuccions family also, to keep hope up through life. Thanx :) ~Stephanie~
Stephanie <>
Saskatoon, SK CA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 17:52:11 (PST)
Very sad, love and cherish the ones that are here now and never forget.
Kelly <>
CA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 08:35:58 (PST)
Let me start this by saying sorry for your lost there is nothing i can say to take your pain away.Let me also say i know some of your pain my only son David Dee Vega 6,was diagnoised with ALL (luekemia)on Jan.24,2002 my only son of 3 children. I was devasted i thought why him why us but with the Lords help he went in remission 1 month to the day of diagnois and has been doing well (thank you Jesus).It is a long road but my son knows GOD will and has cred him.Please remember him and i will always pray for GOD to give your family the strenght to go on everyday. LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Dimas DIaz <>
north lauderdale, fl. us - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 08:35:38 (PST)
In his tender care...our single hope when we lose one we love so much!
Kimberly <>
Jefferson, NY USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 09:39:30 (PST)
Thank You for sharing this beautiful memorial of your beloved, courageous, and inspiring daughter, sister, and friend. Agape Love, shari
shari <>
Jacksonville, FL US - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 16:29:06 (PST)
I was just looking for things with my name and i seen this i want to say i feel so bad, and all my heart goes out to you. My good bless you very much and take care of you and your family. Frome Melinda in Toronto, Ontario Canada.....
Melinda <>
scarborough, on Canada - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 13:15:48 (PST)
I was looking for my family website and stumbled over this site. I am really sorry for whatever happened cause it seems many of these notes are sad and in hope for Melinda. One of my best friends is Melinda. Well good luck and I hope all goes well.
Sarah,13 <>
disclosed, none USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 10:48:15 (PST)
all i was looking for was a lhaso apso puppy and that site connected me to this one. it has definitly helped me in humbling myself and rearranging my priorities in life. god bless.
emily walsh <>
spangdahlem, german - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 08:57:06 (PST)
As I write I am blinded by my tears at such a memorable tribute to your daughter! I cannot imagine losing a child and feeling helpless at times, as I'm sure you did. My dad has recently been diagnosed with cancer and we are taking "one day at a time" and getting all we can with him each day! We are going to have a huge celebration in June (that is when I do the Relay For Life (cancer relay)to commemorate his life, not the ending of. I know that Melinda is home with Jesus and feeling no more pain and suffering. She is now an angel that watches over all that suffer. What an honor! I will look forever for her wings in the heavens. God bless you all!
Jeanne Howard <>
Keene, NH U.S.A. - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 16:37:44 (PST)
I don*t know how I found this page but it brought tears to my eyes. I love how you keep her memory alive. I too lost someone I love ,my mom and it has been 16 years and there isn*t a day that goes by that is with me. I know you feel your girl too. God Bless your Family and always know she is watchin over you
Elena <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 13:06:14 (PST)
my mom died of brain cancer when i was in the sixth grade and know i am in the tenth and i find it easy to talk to other people about it, but my brother has a very hard time with it. i can't even talk about her around him unless he brings her up first! which is okay i think.
Leah <>
scappoose, or usa - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 14:57:59 (PST)
I can't imagine the pain of losing a child, my husband passed away Jan 18, 2003 At 32yrs of age. We have a child who is 8. My husband had leukemia, and had a BmT and passed away with complications. I wish there was something I could say, but there is nothing that could comfort you.
Tracy Hamlin
CA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 16:35:59 (PST)
If you are who I think you are you are a good person and I am proud of you for never giving up
CA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 12:04:49 (PST)
Hi There, I am a college student in TEXAS who just wanted to say great website! I have been doing research on different cancer support groups and have to say that candlelighters is really COOL. I hope that you receive this b/c I want you to be happy when you notice that some cool college student added his name to your guestbook list. BY BY
Robert Hulsey <>
Austin, Tx USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 09:17:44 (PST)
Hi I had written in here before I just wanted to say sorry again and I know what cancer can do now I lost my Mom 2 yrs ago to it Rose in God's Garden A flower blooms eternally It will never wither or bends A petal as soft and gently A spirit that never ends A Rose in God's Garden A Flower soft and fair A delicate Flower of spring Without a a mind of care She grows so abundantly A beauty to the sight The angels watch her intently And God Holds her tight A Rose in God's Garden A Flower soft and fair A delicate Flower of spring Without a a mind of care
patti <>
holland, mi - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 04:01:24 (PST)
Hello there! I just wanted to say, that Melinda, you're a true warrior and a hero and you're tyte. I learned a lot on your webpage, and I just think it's're very strong. May you rest in and Michael Cuccione. May be you'll meet my daddy, Michael Porras, up in Heaven...he was a strong man and I miss him, but at least you guys can see him in Heaven. I just admire you for your strength and how you just are. It's very cool :) Devistating diseases are a great obstacle, but even through that you kept your head up. Even though I never met you...well, keep shinin' you're light, chica! ;) You're all angels now, stars in the Heavens above along with the Lord. Peace and love to you and your family, Michelle
Michelle Josephine Porras <>
Fresno, CA USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 22:36:59 (PST)
Iwas glad to read your sites and i hope that spiritual healing might help you, im sure you will have some, take care now, hindreds of people know who you are and they might say hello to sweet blessings
Edinburgh, scotland CA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 10:10:16 (PST)
Hi i am Melinda Bowersock Girl friend of Jesse Rose i am sorry to here of your sickness i wish you all the best and hope to you and your family for all the rough times you mist be going through right now
Melinda Bowersock <brat_in_da_hood2@hotmail>
bellevue, ohio usa - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 08:38:55 (PST)
First off, I would just like to express my condolences to all of Melinda's family and friends. I know how hard it is to lose a family member to cancer. However, for me, my loss was totally different. My loss involved losing a great-grandfather that I never got a chance to know, and losing a grandmother that I would have liked to have gotten to know better. They passed away in 1983 and 1985, respectively. And since I was born in 1979, I was only a baby when my great-grandfather passed, and only a young child when my grandmother passed. I know it isn't the same as losing a child, but the same disease took both of our beloved family members. Cancer is a viscious and cruel disease, and it isn't picky. My feelings go out to everyone who has lost a family member or a friend to cancer. Look to the sky, for they are looking down at us. Just remember that they are now free of all pain and of any disease. Keep your chin up and you will see them again looking at you.
Amanda Jamieson <>
Calgary , AB Canada - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 14:10:50 (PST)
I think that this site is great for people that have cancer or have family members that have cancer to show that there not alone in the fight. God Bless.
Devony Barker <>
Thomasville, NC USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 15:06:41 (PST)
I love your site, you have a beautiful family. I battled (...and won...) cancer last year, scariest thing ever, I tell'ya. I admirer you courage and determination, I wish I had as much, but I am weak. My husband died 3 months ago, and now I know how short life can be. I am not unhappy, could never be with God in my life, I am just very, very sad at times :(:( but life goes on and I trust that God has a plan. I don't know you, but from now on, you will be in my prayers. Warmly, Fern
Fern <>
Ste-justine, Quebec CA - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 22:24:32 (PST)
I was first drawn to this sight through a link at another website and since then have been coming back often. Although I never new Melinda I feel drawn to her site and come back and look at everything again and again. I'm sorry that the world lost such a wonderful girl. I can only hope that I can be as strong as Melinda in all of my life challenges. I hope that Melinda's family will live a happy life, b/c even though Melinda is gone she will always be with you all in spirit.
M-ville!!, OH USA!!! - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 19:08:04 (PST)
I'm so sad to hear that Melinda died so soon. I'm sure that God is with her now. I already had this idea to start a newsletter abt cancer for kids and teenagers. It features true accounts, book and website reviews, your feelings, donations, Lurlene Mcdaniel, me and Singapore. There's more, anyway. I hope those of you out there can provide info for me. I thank you all for helping me. May God bless you all! Serene, 12, Singapore
Serene <>
Singapore, SGP Singapore - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 05:03:41 (PST)
Merry Christmas my darling Melinda...we keep your candle burning during the Christmas Season and your name comes up always in our conversations....we miss your smile, laughter, and would love to give you a big hug so very much. You live in our hearts and always will...Love Mom, Dad, Mike, Lucky too!
Joanne Hathaway (Mom) <>
North Vanc. B.C., CA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 17:23:18 (PST)
Hey everybody...Please visit and join my Yahoo Group ! I am having a Melinda R.H. Chat on 12/29/02 And you can get all the information there! PLease please please please please join!!!!!! I really hope there are going to be more members and more people to chat with on the 29th! Thank you so much! ~Eva
Eva <>
USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 13:30:22 (PST)
Melinda has been gone from this earth for a while now but her spirit continues to touch people around the world...may she rest in peace forever...god only picks the brightest flowers for his garden and Melinda has earned her place there...and even though she has gone from this earth this site continues to reach out to people that is a worthy legacy...Arohanui Melinda hope to meet you when my time on this earth is through. Mark
Mark <>
Townsville, NQ Australia - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 17:55:21 (PST)
Hey everybody! I just want to tell you about a group i made for Melinda! I have 17 members and i would please every one of they joined to raise up the members. Tha address is: Thank you so much, and i hope to see you there! ~Eva
Eva <>
ny - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 08:22:45 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers to Melinda's family and friends. She must have been a remarkable young woman, I am saddened that more people will not have the opportunity to actually meet her, but this web site is a wonderful thing. Thank you. Dec 18, 2002
Lincoln, NE USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 16:29:27 (PST)
i'am from belguim and read this page about melinda,a'hope that more people sign her guestbook,she died to soon,i wish her parents very luck to and the power
ron <>
turnhout, be antwerpen - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 12:49:06 (PST)
I will never forget you. You helped me through the toughest of times even though you need more help then me you still helped everyone else so much more. I still have pictures of you up on my wall in my room and in my head and in my heart. I really wish that you still could be hear to share fun times and bad times with me (although we have already had our bad times). I still have the little silver pig neclace that your mom gave me. Im doing well. I have to go to the hospital ever year just once. I play soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Well im going to stop writing or else im going to get even more upset becuase I miss you so very much. You will always be with me through the hardest and easiest times of my life. Love you and God Bless -Kayla Gromme-
Kayla Gromme <>
ganges, b.c CA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 07:54:11 (PST)
the site is great and i know alot of things about cancer i didn't know before .My aunt died of cancer on october 4 the day after her brithday so i know alot about it.....i hope pepole under stand more about it and the scientist find a cure 4 it.
Melinda Sue Burton <attitude646@aolcom>
Lanesville, in usa - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 20:28:17 (PST)
Well as i read this page was last updated in 1997!!! Well. my name is Melinda and i'm 15 and i just wanted to see how yyour daughter ws doing
Melinda <>
Amite, La United States - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 10:23:57 (PST)
Hey i was bored in my english class and we were on the computers and my friends typed in my name and your web page came up...i am sorry to hear you have cancer....its s aid to know that another melinda is I hope you get better -Melinda, 16 years old
Melinda <>
Norwalk, CT USA - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 08:36:44 (PST)
Melinda- I know you're gone, but I just wanted to let you know how much of a inspiration your life has been to mine. Everything you've gone through has only made me a stronger person and I wanted to thank you for that. I know you're in heaven now looking down on all those who deeply care about you. Thanks again for everything and I just wanted to say that I'm really sorry that the family of Melinda had to go through this heart breaking event. My prayers are with you.
Erica <>
Oregon USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 23:22:32 (PST)
Evelyn Carranza
CA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 22:02:34 (PST)
Evelyn Carranza
CA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 21:29:49 (PST)
I'm am so sorry for your loss. My nephew anthony passed away from cancer Dec 26, 2002, he was 6 years old. My prayers are with you. Their memories and love will live on forever.
Melinda, as I read your website I was very touched by what was in it, I am writing to u to tell u that u have helped many people with the information u have provided. Thank u very VERY much!
CA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:04:17 (PDT)
This website has been very inspiring to me. I have always wanted to work with children who have been diagnosed with cancer because they have a completely different outlook on life that is so pure and innocent, it's amazing. I'm hoping this Summer before I start college that I will be able to become a counselor at a cancer camp. If anybody could assist me in finding a camp who is willing to take counselors, I'd be very appreciative. Please e-mail me at with any helpful comments. Thank you and may Melinda's memory live on in the hearts and minds of many. Melinda, it's people like you that make this world a better place. ~Amanda
Amanda Sanders <>
Bakersfield, Ca USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 21:31:00 (PDT)
Thanks for letting me talk within this site. i am battleing squamous cell carsinoma for the second time. i havent been given but a year to live. i want 4 years at least. I want my significate other to marry me. we are 46 and 47. i really have something to look forward to in arrangeing the wedding. finging the dress, ring, preist, and where to have it. there are lots of sites that give you some of the things at a reduced rate. i am so excited. i have also choosen alternative theapies that may not kill me so fast. they may even save my life. its called ipt. wedsite god bless to everyone and hope your journey home is peaceful and your loved ones are with you always.
Pamela DeFee <>
Chandler, az us - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 20:50:12 (PDT)
i would just like to add that its people like Melinda that give us all strenght and faith. Im sorry about your lost, U have one brave daughter, Crystalline
Crystalline Willie <>
Ganado, AZ USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 08:05:32 (PDT)
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 05:44:59 (PDT)
i have read the tributes fron melinda's dad and friend an i was very moved by wot was written. i am sorry about wot happened to malinda and all my respect goes out to her and her family R.I.P XXXXXX
katie anne Robinson <>
london, england - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 05:36:23 (PDT)
it's all you live in the midst of it watching the child's eye like raindrops i fly see me through to the end with whispers, with words, you have never feed i want the orange sky blossoms don't die PLEASE don't die!
germany - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 23:52:10 (PDT)
My darling Melinda....Dad and I just came back from visiting your grave site...we took your favorite always loved flowers and were so pleased when ever you got them....I could see your smile as we laid them on the it will be 6 years since you left us....we miss you so very much and wish we could hear you laugh and give you a big were a wonderful daughter and Dad and I are proud that we are your Mom and Dad. We lit your candle this morning and it has been burning all day....we have so many happy memories of you and it is those memories that keep us going....We love you sweetheart and we will never forget you...Love Melinda's Mom and Dad forever
Joanne Hathaway
North Vanc, CA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 19:39:48 (PDT)
i wish u luck and may we all have pray for u and for family throw this hared time u are all going throw and may god be with u
melinda williford <>
kountze, tx usa - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 18:28:40 (PDT)
The tributes were lovely
clara Scaggs <>
salem, va USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 19:55:31 (PDT)
"Angels do find us in our hour of need.".....Melinda, you never knew me, I never knew you, I was looking for music, and I found an Angel I never knew. It has been years since you've left this place we call home, but your memory lives inside everyone and grows every passing day. I did something I had not done in a very long time......cry. Taken from this world, so young....but you left behind a lagacy, you've touched people you never knew, you touched myself with your courage, and your love for music.....and your favourite friend Lucky. Meant to or not, you've encouraged me to make the best of every day of my not take anything for granted ever....if the world had half the courage that you've displayed Melinda......the world would be a much better place to live......I will do whatever i can to make life better.....if even for one person, to put a smile on their face, to know you touched someones life.....years down the road......that Melinda.....that show's how important your life was. When I look towards the sky tonight Melinda, and I see the brightest star in the Heaven's......I'll say hello to will always be alive in our hearts, your memory will never fade. when we meet one day.....promise me you'll take Lucky for a walk with myself......I would be honoured.....
Warren Wuschenny <>
Edmonton, Ab CA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 03:24:42 (PDT)
Dear Melinda, it's been a while since you've joined the Heavenly Father in a better place. I just want to say thank you for opening my eyes to help me live my life to the fullest. Thank you... Rest in peace... Maybe one day we will get a chance to meet... Jonathan "Cherishing a complete life does not necessarily require a complete lifetime." ~Melinda Rose Hathaway
Jonathan Nguyen <>
San Jose, CA USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 20:39:48 (PDT)
Hallo, schönes Gästebuch! :-) Bin gerade vorbei gesurft und dachte ich trag mich hier auch ein, ausserdem, guter Rat muss nicht immer teuer sein. Klick rein, bring Glück herein :-)) Was heisst Sonnenuntergang auf Finnisch: Hell----sinky - Gruss an alle, die diese Zeilen auch noch lesen. :-)
Autoversicherung <>
Kiel, DE Germany - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 12:22:06 (PDT)
Hi My name is Sheila. I just found out in November my Husband Grant has Cancer plus Hepatitis- C what more can happen to him I really don't want to lose the person I've been married to for 32 years. I will be lookiing forward to hearing from you thank you for your time. Yours truly Sheila
Sheila <>
Toronto, Ont CANADA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 22:38:41 (PDT)
Hi My husband has cancer and there is nothing more the doctor's can do for so they sent him home to die and believe you me this the hardest thing that I am going through right now if they is anyone out there that can give me a helping hand I would be very happy. Yours truly Sheila
Sheila Howe <>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 00:57:41 (PDT)
Hi, I obviously never knew Melinda, but I'm a big Michael Cuccione fan and I read about her on his website about a year ago. I'm so sorry about Melinda. Its been a few years but you must still be hurting. She seems like she was such a great and loving person. We need more people like her on Earth. I know it images strange, but when Michael died, I immediately thought "Michael's in heaven with Melinda now. I'm glad they're together again." Strange, but true. Looking around this website, I can see that Melinda was interesting and very fun to be around. I pray that an angel like her is in Heaven where she belongs.
Shequita <>
IL USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 19:29:05 (PDT)
i feel very touched and heartbroken at hearing Melinda Rose's story. i never knew who she was until i found this website. i feel very special to share the name Melinda. Melinda Rose sounded like a lovely person who made the people around her smile. may she rest in peace and 1 day be reunited with her family in heaven. love Melinda Elizabeth
Melinda Elizabeth <>
Perth, WA Australia - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 09:23:24 (PDT)
O MY..I came across this webpage.. and I am so touched by what a beautiful person Melinda was, sharing her passion and leaving behind a legend for others to learn and grow from, and to also let everyone see what a kind, caring, and compassionate person Melinda was. God bless her friends and families for they were so blessed to have known such a precious girl. Wow, the tears flows..and my heart still goes out to her family that will forever miss her.
CA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 20:49:25 (PDT)
I am so sorry for your loss. Children aren't meant to suffer and feel pain. Your daughter is a gift from God and now she is with her Lord. God bless you.
Michelle Billings <>
Tucker, GA USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 12:26:50 (PDT)
Great site..I enjoyed it a lot..BTW Its the first time I'm posting my comments on a public place.
isdn anlagen anbieter <>
Canterton, CA CA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 14:24:13 (PDT)
I really enjoyed your images. Keep up the good work. Good Luck-Regards T.Kanter
Krankenversicherung Privat <>
Hamburg, DE Deutschland - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 16:13:30 (PDT)
i am a huge fan of michael cuccione. Melinda and Michael's friendship will last a life time. (my aol screen name is mikeismyhero85) just in case anyone wants to talk.
samantha <>
Hawthorne, CA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 11:56:55 (PDT)
I have just come across this site and was very moved by what I read. To keep open this site in the memory of Melinda was a wonderful thing to do. It is such a good thing when something so positive in relation to Melinda's life can shine through to help others who may be suffering cancer. Family members who have to support someone in their own family with this disease will, I'm sure, find it so beneficial to them in their time of need. Geraldine
CA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 07:29:29 (PDT)
Hello i read this webpage and i liked it well i stumbled into this website whene is was checkin out the other melinda people and well i like this webpage and well i got some tears reading it it seems that melinda had a very nice kind family and im deeply sorry for your lost. as i read her pages see seemed like a very kind girl who cares for people i wish i got to say hi to her. but i would like to say hi to her family.
Melinda K <>
Ontario, Canada, - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 12:38:48 (PDT)
oh gosh sorry I now realize that you are in heaven with Michael. Well to anybody who reads this I guess they are true angels. I love this site but it makes me want to cry. :( I am just happy that Melinda does not have to suffer any more because she is in gods hands.
CA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 01:05:09 (PDT)
Wel hi there my name is Ashley and I think that you are pretty cool. I hope you have recovered and are living a happy life. It was very sad when Michael died. Did you go to the funeral? I really likef him a lot, he was such a good person to be a fan of. I do wish I could feel the pain you went through when you were sick but I can't. I just hope that you are happy these days. Email me sometime. :)
Ashley <>
Kent, WA USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 01:01:14 (PDT)
hi! i cant believe that Melinda is only 15 yrs old.....she is so young.......
angie <>
makati, philippines - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 17:44:04 (PDT)
Hello anyone who reads this... I just want to send my deepest condolences and I have just found courage to write in your guest book. Ever since I heard about Michael Cuccione last year, I have never been the same and I have been learning about him and his book took me to this site and I love it. At least you and him and hang out in heaven and watch us try to find a cure for cancer! I am not a sufferer of the disease but I have some family members that have it and I am greatly motivated to find a cure! Actually last year I had a car wash and this weekend, I am having a yard sale and all the money goes to the Michael Cuccione Foundation! I am really looking forward to it! I hope your spirit and Mike's spirit can help others to be blessed with the same motivation that has been bestowed upon me! You are a true hero and your legacy lives on along with Michaels! <3-Safa
Safa <>
Milwaukie, OR USA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 15:19:23 (PDT)
I came upon this website while looking over some cancer sites. My 23 month old daughter has neuroblastoma. I wish you all the best, and I hope that you never know any more sadness and pain.
yaffa shilman <>
CA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 09:50:50 (PDT)
Quiciera que me enviaran la letra en español del tema I WIL SURVIVOR GRACIAS
Montevideo, montevideo Uruguay - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 15:27:12 (PDT)
I am so sorry about Melinda. Most people ask God, why? like me, many times over. Some people doesn't ask God why? My older sister, asked me - if God spoke and told me all the why's and what for's,-- would that make me feel better? Yes it would, but I would still hurt and cry because of not having the loved one with me anymore. All my tears can't change God's plans. My sister told me, that we would know the answers, when we go to Heaven, but for me, I want to know the answers now. I told her, Why, do we have to wait till then? What good is it going to do me then, I want to know now. It's not a sin, to ask God why, because He created me and He knows how I am, and He (still) loves me. I have lost to many loved ones in my life. We read in the Bible, that God won't burden us with more than we can bare, but I have told Him, that I have had enough. I have told Him that I can't take anymore. I have 5 chronic illnesses, and it seems like God is punishing me for some reason, but He doesn't do that. I know that Melinda is an Angel now, and she is looking over your family with love. My prayers are with your family, and that your hurt will ease in time, and may God bless you, and keep you safe and well. Sincerly Dianna
Dianna year- 2002 <>
newton, nc USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 23:06:38 (PDT)
S.R. Clarke
CA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 13:47:00 (PDT)
S.R. Clarke
CA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 13:46:51 (PDT)
I just finished reading There are survivors and never have I been more touched. I'm so sorry both of you had to go so soon, but you have inspired so many people beyond belief. It's so sad that so young, motivated, and caring people had to be taken from us. I'm happy to say though that I stand before you now with new enlightment so that maybe I can help try to cahnge what seems unchangable too. My 3 year old cousin was just diagnosed with leukemia and now I realize that the time to do something is now, because I was given this chance at life for a reason. And I'm going to try to help as many people as I can because I can. Thank you for inspiring me. I am eternally grateful.
Ann <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 19:01:18 (PDT)
Great site!
Erotik, Liebe, Love <>
germany - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 01:41:28 (PDT)
Hello ! I accidentally stumbled upon this page and I started reading and my heart went out to you all. I lost an infant daughter name Julia and I know your pain. Just remeber our little angels are our angels in heaven looking after us. God Bless you all !!!
Traci <>
Gbg, Pa Pa - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 01:15:49 (PDT)
Just passing by, nice site... I'll be back. Best wishes, Gentry
CA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 14:14:59 (PDT)
Faiyaz Ahmed Khan <>
Karachi, PAKISTAN - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 13:13:21 (PDT)
Singing a Sad Cry in Grief
- Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 18:05:20 (PDT)
I dont know melinda but I am sure she was a great person. I read the hompage and I decided that I wanted to find a cure for cancer that will change things. I am only 11 but hearing how she wanted to help other kids with cancer touched me for life.
melinda campanella <>
Delran, NJ USA - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 07:19:32 (PDT)
Hey Mel, Happy belated 21st B-Day! Can you beleve the amount of lives you are still touching on a day to day basis? Everytime I visit this site, Iam full of emotion and thankfulness. Thank you for caring enough to share your story with the world. You will be forever making a difference and you WILL NEVER be forgotton. I hope your keeping Michaelin line! HAHA. Love always Your big fan... Vicky
vbyrne <>
swansea, MA CA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 16:37:40 (PDT)
My name is melinda
Melinda <>
MTN. City, ga US - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 20:09:45 (PDT)
I think this is so cool! I am 15 and was dionosed with brain cancer January 15. Life has never beeen the same for me. It helps that there is someone out there trying to conect all cancer patients around the world! I havn't talked to anyoneone or seen anyone my age with what I have
Jenny Moss <JennyMoss2002@yahoo>
Richmond, VA United States - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 08:02:58 (PDT)
Hi everyone. I just finished reading "There Are Survivors: The Michael Cuccione Story", and I was deeply touched by the friendship Melinda and Michael shared. I've read the book several times, but now that I am older, I believe that I truly understand it. I lost my aunt, who was like a mother to me, in October 2001 to cancer. Michael's death hit me tragically and when I learned of Melinda, it became worse. I had a website dedicated to them, but it started to cost money that I couldn't afford. I have learned so much from Melinda. I only wish I had known her. Since Melinda taught me to do things such as dream and try and never give up, I hope to one day be an oncologist, and help save the adolescents in this world today from the terrible disease of cancer. I still have a ways to go, being that I am only 13, but I look forward to the rest of my life, but to cherish it, will not take a full lifetime, as Melinda once stated. And I love this website! Keep Melinda's spirit alive. She was truly blessed.
Erin <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 10:01:59 (PDT)
I am sorry to hear about that my 2 cousins had leukimia. I know how you feel.
akira and ashten
USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 07:12:24 (PDT)
congratulations for a nice web site with many informations. good luck greetings from Ch. Nicole
Nicole <>
Chesterfield, mUK international - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 00:59:23 (PDT)
Hi, a very nice website. thanks for this good informations. i found your site in a meta seach-engine named metager. best wishes klaus from germany
Klaus <>
Augsburg, Bayern Allemagne - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 06:41:25 (PDT)
Hallo, Eure Webseite habe ich zufällig gefunden und bin sehr überrascht. Wirklich gut gelungen. Und vielen Dank für die brauchbaren Informationen. So, ich surfe weiter... Grüße aus Kiel
Jens <>
- Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 01:07:18 (PDT)
I'm sorry about your daughter and I hope people will remember her and I will rememberher and her family in my prayers.
Kellie Tittle <>
CA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 19:53:12 (PDT)
I just think this is the best thing I have ever read, I lost my mom to cancer and now I have a 15 and 17 year old that I truly love , and you as well are greatly loved, wow the peoples storys and so many people who care, we will pray for the famileys
Sharon Martin <>
vilonia, Ar fulkner - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 12:50:14 (PDT)
i just wanted to say that i truley miss michael and melinda but they are together in the clouds
megan gardiner <>
elmont, NY USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 07:21:28 (PDT)
cool site
hassan <>
toronto, on CA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 19:48:18 (PDT)
Querida familia: Mi mami le diagnosticaron myeloma multple ahora en mayo 30, 2002. Buscando informacion encontre su hermosa pagina. No han empezado tratamiento, no tenemos idea en que etapa esta. Me siento muy triste, ella tiene 58 anos. Creo que es hermosos lo que su hija hizo y sigue haciendo atraves de ustedes su familia. Que Dios los bendiga y los siga acompanado ahora y siempre. Y se que Melinda esta con el para cuidarlos y darles fortaleza para seguir con su mision. Gracias.
Sonia Rosado <>
Guayanilla, Puerto Rico - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 11:08:20 (PDT)
Greetings from cologne!!!
Versteigerungen <>
germany - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 01:59:06 (PDT)
Greetings from cologne!!!
Versteigerungen <>
germany - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 01:58:32 (PDT)
Just as you feel blessed to have had Melinda in your lives, I'm sure she was equally thankful for such a wonderful family. Your love really shines through this website.
CA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 01:45:31 (PDT)
melinda rose smith (aka angel) <>
nashua, NH USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 18:38:10 (PDT)
My Darling Melinda...Happy 21st Birthday....Hope you like the pink roses that we took to the cemetery...we miss you so very much my love. Today we spent the day at one of your favorite places....the L.Q.M.A. track where you have so many friends. The L.Q.M.A. track held a Melinda's Day/Reunion on May llth to celebrate your 21st Birthday. Ann made the traditional race track cake complete with race cars....there was a pig pinata filled with lots of goodies for all the racers....the children of L.Q.M.A. donated a beautiful rocking chair (painted with pigs learning ballet!) which is going to the B.C. Children's Hospital Ward 3B in your memory....many of your race friends from 1994,l995,l996 all came together to celebrate and we had a delicious pot luck supper....Melinda I am sure that you were smiling down on us all....we all miss you sweetheart. Love Mom, Dad, Mike and of course Lucky.
Joanne Hathaway (Mom) <>
North Vanc., CA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 21:12:26 (PDT)
god bless you melinda. what a great tribute to you. the angels in heaven will look after you.
pat cox <lady_jade1>
san angelo, tx tom green - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 15:57:11 (PDT)
I hope people continue to sign this guestbook. I hope she will always be remembered.
Kevin Bucci <>
MA USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 07:23:11 (PDT)
Hi Melinda, We reach your page searching Lhasa breed information. We thank you of been so nice and share your hard experience with us. We are three Myself (Alvaro), Claudia (Wife), Gabriel (Son) and Nani (our lhasa lady). We wish you the best and part of our prays, everyday, will be asking to give you more power and energy to face your challenge. All the best from this brazilian Family,
Alvaro Sousa <>
Sao Paulo, SP Brasil - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 16:58:39 (PDT)
Hi Melinda! Regards from Europe/Sweden
Melker Tillman <>
CA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 04:36:03 (PDT)
china - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 20:11:33 (PDT)
I'm sorry to hear about Melinda. My mom had passed away from cancer in 1988. Just last week I had to put my 3-1/2 year old lhaso apso to sleep. My mom wasn't a dog lover but I know she is keeping care of Cocoa until someday were together again.
Linda Childs <>
Lansdale, PA USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 16:52:58 (PDT)
I am really sorry about Melinda!!! She had a really nice family and Greg, I think any girl would be really lucky to go out with you because you are the sweetest guy i have ever heard of!!!
Angie < or>
Hartford, ct usa - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 17:18:27 (PDT)
What a beautiful way to remember your daughter, sister, and friend! May the loving words of all that have signed bring peace and harmony to you..Listen and feel Melinda in what we know as light, wind and peace. May the light always shine upon you...Love Jennifer
Jennifer <>
Garland, Tx US - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 13:11:14 (PDT)
I just stumbled on this site tonite. May God bless your family Melinda. We have a son who has retnoblastoma in the right eye. He is a tough boy, most people do not know. I feel more depressed than him most of the time. May your soul rest in peace.
Felicia Webb
Ypsilanti, MI USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 18:54:55 (PDT)
alexis <>
Toledo, OH North America - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 16:09:39 (PDT)
I hope you dont mind mw writing but i found this site when i ws doing some research about my new puppy a lapse apso called Bruce when i got in to this site i would just like to say what a bright star in heaven Melinda is i have three small girls myself and sometimes people jsut arnt thankfull enough that there children are healthy her story touched my heart all the best Jane Conway
Jane <>
Armagh, Ireland - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 17:01:40 (PDT)
I stumbled onto this site while looking up information of my lhasa apso Buddy. Melinda's site has touched me more than you can know. God bless Melinda and her family, and remember that you will be reunited in Heaven.
Sherrie <>
creston, nc USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 11:45:47 (PDT)
Im so sorry Melinda passed away, but shes in a better place now, theres no pain or worry in heaven, my uncle and my cousin are both suffering the effects of cancer, and my grandmother recently died from it. Ill keep on praying for Melinda and hope that my uncle (34 years), cousin (7 years), and my grandmother who passed away at age 80 find melinda in heaven and have a great afterlife together. Im sure shes watching over you and keeping you safe, You can now say that you have a true guardian angel.
Daniel Cooke <>
Sale, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 23:12:08 (PDT)
Thank you so much for this web site My niece, mother and father in-law has cancer. GOD BLESS ALL THE FAMILES AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES, OR WHO HAVE LOVED ONES THAT ARE SICK.
angela <>
CA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 06:56:44 (PDT)
hey all this site is really sad, i cried heaps i came across this site as 1 of my friends has lukemia and its getting worse and she isnt expected 2 live past august and i was wondering how it comes about and i fell in 2 ur site and have cried heaps! hope ya havin fun up there luv nae
Janae <>
AUS - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 03:25:33 (PDT)
stories like melinda's fuel my passion to be a nurse. im not the smartest person in the world but if i can bring a little smile to one persons face, all my years of work will be worth it. melinda is an inspiration, you should be very proud. i am only 17 and i wish i could have half the strenghth and courage that your daughter had. my thoughts are with you.
kassie woodruff <>
denman, nsw australia - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 21:12:33 (PST)
A Angel went to heaven,for I know this my baby of 11 yrs an Lhasa Apso died of cancer,but is there to greet her. Lorraine.
lorraine Schoch <>
Hazleton, Pa. United States - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 10:04:58 (PST)
I just wanted to say that I lost my sister on January 14, 2001 from breast cancer, she was only 33. Just as your daughter, my sister was full of life, even up unitl the end. I think it's wonderful that you are carrying out her wish. You have to remember, just as I do, she is in a much better place now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lisa <LilMDgirl>
Dayton, MD - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 22:46:09 (PST)
this sight touched my heart. May God be with your family. You are a beautiful person. God Bless .
Oklahoma city, Ok CA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 19:39:06 (PST)
I just wanted to say two things. One, I stumbled across this site while playing a game and was utterly unmovably touched by it. Two, Melinda was an amazing girl to have lefta mere webpage that has touched so many people. I wish I was as strong as she was. Keep smiling, things get brighter.
Meghan Maguire <>
Rohnert Park, CA USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 22:46:50 (PST)
Melinda you amaze me!!!! It takes special people to deal what you were put through. I myself am in remmission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and know it is a hard battle to fight. Your lagcy will live on and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Amanda Hoffmier <>
Rocklin, CA USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 10:23:06 (PST)
I feel very sorry for you Melinda. I tell you i read the bible every night and i promise i will say a pray fo you you every night before i go to sleep.
Josh Wojahn <>
Rapid City, SD US - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 09:48:30 (PST)
i love melinda
CA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 12:53:39 (PST)
I was very toched by this page i am reshearching on cancer and i wound up on this page.
Nicole Mangione
Phoenix, AZ united - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 11:06:42 (PST)
Nazywam siê Dorotka Burka. Mam 7 lat. Bardzo podoba mi sie Twoja strona.
Dorotka Burka <>
Zielona Góra, Poland - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 07:07:32 (PST)
I really admire this website, I am a middle school student and i am hosting a gift drive for lukemia patients. My aunt also died of this tragic dissease. I hope they one day find a cure so nobody else has to suffer this horrible disese!!!!!!!!!!!!!Rock On forever and always keep your hope up. If I had to tell you one thing its to -Never wish upon a star more than once because your luck always runs out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caitlin C. <>
````````````````````````````````, ct USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 18:05:49 (PST)
Melinda is a very special person. Thanks for sharing her with all of us.
Gene Menzies <>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 20:41:58 (PST)
i was dignosed with Hodgkins disease in Sept.2001 and im only 19. Since then ive been through 2 different chemo treatment and have to have a stem cell transplant probaly next month or the month afer that. Im very nervous and scared so if anyone has been through this could you please email me it would help me alot
Stephanie Louderback <>
effingham, Il United States - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 19:09:58 (PST)
I came across your site and I was greatly touched with your story.I know you are in a better place and and I wish you all the love and happiness.This story topuched my heart- Johnna Magee
Johnna Magee <>
Lebanon, Mo United States - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 17:30:46 (PST)
The site was so sensational...I am so touched...I regret so much for not contributing anything to u or ur site...but May Allah bless you.Take care
Fayas <>
Dehiwala, SRI LANKA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 07:08:54 (PST)
hello, melinda, i know u are in a better place right now. God knew how much u were hurting. i pray for ur family and friends as well as u. i know u are much happier now in heaven with michael, charlie, and other special angels up there. keep smiling =) love cherie
cherie matzen <>
los angeles, ca US - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 20:12:34 (PST)
Dear Melinda/ family: I landed on this by accident- just wanted to see if any websites had the same name as me. Thank you for sharing your touching stories with the world. Iam going to school to be a pediatric oncology nurse, and I hope to work with more people like Melinda. God bless you always.
Melinda Tapani <>
Battle Ground, WA USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 12:00:17 (PST)
I Just happened to fall on this page while shearching the net for *The Locks for Love Organization* For some reason this site(web page)drew my attention, Here i am and very happy i did, i lost my 2 parents to cancer,but to loose a child is devastating even more i'm sure. I'm sorry for your loss, Hopefully there will be a cure one day. our prayers r with you all. Dorothy Nugent,St-Eustache,Quebec,CANADA
Dorothy Nugent <>
St-Eustache, Quebec CANADA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 18:55:29 (PST)
I accidentaly came across this site, but I am glad that I did,I touched me in many ways.God Bless
veronica <>
Houston , TX US - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 15:41:29 (PST)
God bless your soul. My grandma is dying now af Cancer, it is so hard
Jessica Schlageter <>
Camarillo , CA USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 10:14:39 (PST)
Hello to all. I stumbled into Melinda's web page while looking for information for Camp Goodtimes. I think this is a wonderful tribute to Melinda's memory. I would like to say to all her family and friends that I am sorry for your loss. It is a terrible thing to watch a child go through, my daughter was diagnosed in 1996, and thankfully she has survived. I plan to show her this site, I'm sure she will find it of great interest and up-lifting, she lost many friends through her journey. Thank you. My prayers are with you. Sincerely, Rose-Marie
Rose-Marie <>
NS CA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 12:25:57 (PST)
When I ache for the gentle touch of my granddaughter Rosie's hand in mine I think about the wonderful life she now has in heaven. There is no cancer in heaven, no chemo, no radiation, no surgery, everyone can eat, walk, and yes even run. I picture her running through a field of flowers with a group of children. I see her friends from Albany Medical Center's Child Cancer Program who are in heaven with her, Sammi, Marraye, Michael, Chenyea, Andrew, Mariah, Chenelle, Kristi, Nick, Bill......the little kids like Rosie who looked up to the big kids as if they were heros, and the big kids who were always so kind and although they were in pain themselves would always take time and treat the little kids like they were the most precious person in the world. I think there is a special place in heaven for cancer kids. Cancer kids understand the world and the universe, no matter how young they are they always seem to be old souls. They love and the understand. They bring peace and unconditional love to everyone they meet. I have read and reread Melinda's webpage and I am hoping and praying that Melinda is there with Rosie and her friends. Melinda would love some of Rosie's older friends, and I know Melinda would have a great time with Rosie. Although she was 12 days short of her third birthday and on earth that made her a very young child, she has the personality and smile that attracts all ages. She is fun to be with. I love Rosie with all of my heart and I pray that in heaven she has met Melinda.
Grandma Pat <>
Albany, NY USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 19:35:54 (PST)

onii <>
ny, ny CA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 12:49:59 (PST)
I"m Melinda 2:)! may god bless you!
Melinda <>
Wi USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 15:06:12 (PST)
I recently lost one of my very good friends in a csr crash. Her and her sister died. I know just how you feel. My prayer are with you. I hope that one day cancer and other deadly sicknesses with have a cure so they won't be a threat. Please pray for me and my friends too.May God bless you all!
Melinda Holz <>
Marshfield, WI United States - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 14:59:56 (PST)
Hey I heard about this site on Michael's CD, my dad had cancer and he survived it. I remember when i went to the hospital and i was little and i was so scared, i am so thankful that he survived. I think that Melinda and Micheal are some of the most inspirational people in the world, i feel like they are my best friends even though i have never even met them, it makes me want to help to find a cure for cancer, or do something to help people going through cancer.
Rachel <>
Surrey , Bc Canada - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 15:40:32 (PST)
i am sooo sry that u lost her because my name is melinda too:(
melinda <>
cherryhill, NJ usa - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 08:59:52 (PST)
A lovely website and tribute Thanks
Peter O'Donnell <petefrom perth>
CA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 13:37:49 (PST)
What a touching tribute, her spirit will live on, with those who love her, I lost my mother in June 2001 to cancer, the battle is hard and enduring, god bless you all.
Nancy Solomon <>
Sault Ste. Marie, ontario Canada - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 13:09:02 (PST)
This is one of the most inspirational stories I have ever heard in my life. I was just watching the annual cancer telathon that we have for S.E. Minnesota and I decided to find out more about cancer and it took me to this site. I think Melinda's story is one of the most corageous and wonderful ones I have heard. I love her quote, "Cherishing a complete life does not necessarily require completing a lifetime." It is a good thing for everyone to remember, even if they are not going through hard time like having cancer. I'm thinking of sending a donation to the telathon that is going on right now in Melinda's dedication. I was saving up for a car in 2 years when I'm old enough to drive, but I think this might be a better cause. I send my condolences to the family, and I would like to thank them for making this site in Melinda's final months and getting her story out there.
Katie <>
MN US - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 20:04:37 (PST)
i am very sorry of your loss i lost my son in 1997 and my pain is still there. May God Bless You
judy chipps <judy>
CA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 23:13:34 (PST)
my name is melinda too
Melinda <yvetterocks>
CA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 17:00:21 (PST)
Hey Mel, What a blessing it has been to read this guest book and see the amount of people you touch on a daily basic threw the gifts and talents you have left behind.May god continue to be with your family and friends and friends on the web. I know you amd mikey are having a blast in heaven. (WoW! has he changed!). One year ago God sent you to bring him home and we all have to remember that at least you both are not sufforing anymore.You both have touched and inspired many people and your legacys will remain forever. Until that day we meet, "hang 2gether"
vbyrne <>
fall river, MA USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 09:29:05 (PST)
nice Site!!!
Corinna <>
germany - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 05:12:37 (PST)
Lovely website. God bless you.
Sally Mountford <>
Farnborough, Britain - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 13:31:56 (PST)
Lovely website. God bless you.
Mountford <>
Farnborough, Britain - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 13:30:29 (PST)
this is sachie again and reading over my last comment, i just wanted to say hi again although i know no one really looks at this anymore. i did not end up doing a Michael fundraiser beacause of lack of encouragement, support, and resources. i will, however, donate a small amount of money to Michael's foundation...i worked for every cent. well God Bless and hope Melinda's having a blast in heaven.
sachie <>
kailua, HI usa - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:20:30 (PST)
You are a truly wonderful and remarkable person, Melinda. After reading your friend Michael Cuccione's book, "There Are Survivors", I have realized how special you are. May you rest in peace and have a wonderful time in heaven with your good friend, Michael. I'm sure he was very happy to see you when he arrived there last year. Sincerely, nicole :^)
Nicole Sobers <>
US - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 13:47:55 (PST)
Hey Melinda, Im Melina 2! Though i'm only eleven years old, im sorry that you have to go through cancer. See Im a swimmer and if i had cancer the only thing i would do is pray,be with my family, and swim. I just want to say god bless! and ill pray for you! With blessing, Melinda Yaquinto P.S im from Michigan!
Melinda Ann Yaquinto <>
shelby twp., mi u.s - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 19:12:19 (PST)
It was quite by chance I landed at Melinda's site. Once I started to reading I couldn't stop. What I read touched me and made me reflect on a few things in my own life. What a difference such a short life has made...I am so glad and honoured to have a small glimpse into the remarkable person Melinda was...her spirit lives on and is touching lives. From a Mother.
Susan Yerema
London, Canada - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 15:28:01 (PST)
Great Site!!!
Mareike <>
germany - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 02:23:08 (PST)
I lost my father to cancer some years ago. It seems like it was yesterday. We never forget. May god bless you at this time, and may each day get better. I could not imagine los ing my daughter to anything,let alone cancer.
Pauline Ward
CA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 09:39:26 (PST)
I lost my father to cancer some years ago. It seems like it was yesterday. We never forget. May god bless you at this time, and may each day get better. I could not imagine los ing my daughter to anything,let alone cancer.
Pauline Ward
CA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 09:35:38 (PST)
Melinda,and Michael, two of the most courageous souls to have ever blessed the world with their inspiration. They lived on Earth with strength and an irresistable zest for life. These beautiful people made my life absolutely incredible. I will have to admit that I took certain things in life for granted. The sunbeams coming through the window in the morning when you wake up, the big bear hugs from daddy, the long talks with mom and the squabbles with my little sister. All these things didn't come to light until I discovered Michael and Melinda. Their influences helped me redevelope my innerself and see that life is beautiful, in every aspect. Even the little things in life should be enjoyed because who knows when it will all be gone? This is what they taught me. I also learned to love myself and love others. Love is definatley the way. It has been over 5 years since Melinda's passing and almost one year since Michael's. Their physical selves are greatly missed but their loving spirits live on and will live on forever. I would like to thank you both, Michael and Melinda for enriching my life!!! God rest your souls in Heaven forever! Luv always, Crystal Eve Miller
Crystal Miller <>
Loxahatchee, FL USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 19:47:36 (PST)
I came upon your page by chance. I too have three brothers but have been lucky to live a longer life than you. You touched my heart and I cried for you. Rest in peace.
Melinda Jane Good <>
Bristol, Great Britian - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 15:27:43 (PST)
Hi! I heard about this site in Michael Cuccione's book. My grandmother had cancer too (twice). She died on September 21, 2001. I pray for her, Melinda, Michael and all people in the world, who have or had cancer! Sincerely, Mona
Mona <>
Neuendettelsau, Germany - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 09:40:19 (PST)
Dear Melinda and Michael,Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
mellie <>
w-s, nc usa - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 10:42:18 (PST)
I love the page it helped me alot with a paper on how kids cope with cancer and might i say you are doing GREAT
Colleen Hand <>
Ithaca, ny usa - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 17:35:31 (PST)
Your beautiful daughter continues to inspire others thanks to her web site and the way you lovingly keep her gift reaching out to people like me who happen across it. I appreciate getting to know Melinda through these pages. May God bless your family.
Teresa Norris
CA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 15:31:44 (PST)
My 5 year old son was dignosed with Burketts Limphoma stage 3 on 12 Dec 2001, I love your site and have recomended it to some parents in his ward.
Dominique Stayt <>
Dacula, Ga Usa - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 11:32:00 (PST)
hi melinda nice home page!!!
Melinda Archer
- Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 09:53:13 (PST)
hi melinda nice home page!!!
Melinda Archer
CA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 09:53:00 (PST)
Hey... this is really great site. I stumbled onto it by accident while looking for a Michael Cuccione site. I had heard all about how he had died (and many times at that! I'm a 2gether lover, what can I say?). But it was extremly different to hear about Melinda. Hearing about how my favorite celebrity died, I knew I would shed a few tears... but hearing about Melinda make me cry too. I can tell she went through a lot in her life and was an extraordinary girl. My condolences to the family, and thanks for continuing to share her story.
Katie <>
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 22:56:49 (PST)
Dear Melinda, Michael and I where really close friends and I heard so much about you from him. You sounded like such a special girl. I wish I could of had the chance to meet you. Im sure we would've been great friends. I really admire what you and Michael did, by helping other children with cancer. Instead of worrying about yourself you were always looking out for other people. You were both very caring individuals and I am so proud of you for raising so much money for cancer research. Even though you are physically gone you will always remain in our hearts Luv Mandy xoxo
Mandy Moore <>
undisclosed, na na - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 15:54:54 (PST)
I accidentally stumbled across the guestbook while doing a research paper on chemotherapy. I have been completely touched by the story of this young girl's bravery and fight with cancer. I am a nurse working in a small rural hospital I see cancer patients on a regular basis. I see the suffering they go through on a daily basis and my heart goes out to them and their families. I'm touched to see such a beautiful webpage and Melinda's story will forever be embedded in my mind. It's nearing Christmas and I know it will be hard for Melinda's family and friends to face without her. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. With Love, Allie
Allie <>
IN US - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 08:47:27 (PST)
Just passed thru accidentally...learned somethings about an obviously special little girl..Glad to see the guestbook here.
CA - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 17:33:16 (PST)
god bless you
penny <>
bronx, ny CA - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 17:12:41 (PST)
Please pray for my brothers wife, Roberta Hegland, she is in chemo treatment for 3 weeks, having been diagnosed with AML 3 days ago. She is 51 years of age with 3 children. Thankyou. Melinda will never know pain again. She will wait to see you with her again someday and your family will be restored.
Jui Sande <>
Fargo, ND us - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 22:54:54 (PST)
Hey! I'm 15 now and I have a Lhasa Apso too. He is the cutest thing in the world! His name is Cocoa and his birthday's in 8 days. Neways, wbs please and share bout your dog. Best wishes and my prayers r with ya!
sarah <>
CA - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 14:38:26 (PST)
Swansy, MA usa - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 06:51:17 (PST)
I was using AltaVista to search for minature Lhasa Apso's, because my very first dog (at the age of 46, me of course, not the dog!) is one. And now my day is completely changed, because of the legacy that your daughter Melinda has left. What a wonderful idea, maintaining her site, she will live on and on. And now she has touched someone across the country. Thanks again and God Bless
Elayne Sandahl <>
Ottawa, ON CA - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 08:49:26 (PST)
I loved Michael ever since the day I saw him..I got his book where it had a whole chapter on Melinda! I was so touched on what he said about her on how she was such an amazing person and an amazing friend...I happend to have read this book in class and I started to cry on what an amazing person Melinda was but she had passed away I just wished that Melinda was still alive she was such an amazing person to all.
Tara Segal <>
Toronto, ONT Canada - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 18:06:54 (PST)
BX, NY NY - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 16:45:14 (PST)
I loved Michael! I wish he could still be with us today. I also wish that the group should have stayed together. I think about him and the group every day.
Jessica Glass <>
Douglasville, GA USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 05:29:36 (PST)
I loved Michael! I wish he could still be with us today. I also wish that the group should have stayed together. I think about him and the group every day.
Jessica Glass <>
Douglasville, GA USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 05:28:53 (PST)
What a touching website. I came across it today (Nov.8th) while checking out sites on Lhaso Apsos. So touched to hear about Melinda's passing. I am an RN so I have special knowledge of her illness and bravery. I have a 11 1/2 year old Lhaso named Max. He is my oldest baby-he shares his home and me with a Dobie and two cats.
Ruth Givens
CA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 10:43:38 (PST)
My sincerest condolences.
Melinda Ramirez <>
Dallas, TX US - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 10:22:37 (PST)
I know that you are gone melinda, but you will never leave our hearts. I too was friends with Michael Cuccione. he was a great inspiratiopn to us all. And through him I felt that i knew you. I hope that where ever you are that you get this and send me a sign that you know how much I love you and Michael. Bye hunny. Love, Tay
Taylor Rose <>
Sanjose, Ca usa - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 10:24:50 (PST)
greetings in jesus name,im so sorry about your daugther even tho she has been gone home a while i know the pain dont get any less,but she is another rose in the masters garden and one day you will see her again ,,god bless you
dorothy wallen <>
lima, oh usa - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 15:23:08 (PST)
Ireally loved the web site and I ran into it because I am looking for a way to work with kids that have cancer...I just want to keep their spirits high and learn more about cancer...if you have any info of how I can get involved please write me back..thank you...michelle
falls church, VA USA - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 23:23:52 (PST)
Ireally loved the web site and I ran into it because I am looking for a way to wok with kids that have cancer...I just want to keep their spirits high and learn more about cancer...if you have any info of how I can get involved please write me back..thank you...michelle
falls church, VA USA - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 23:23:30 (PST)
I wish you the best. I am a two time survivor my self. So never give up hope. Rusty
Rusty <>
Seattle, WA usa - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 07:07:40 (PST)
Hello i loved your web site i just lost my daddy to cancer and i know what its like you are a brave child and i commend you for your bravery good luck you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
SaDonna-Vickery-Rainey <>
florence , al usa - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 17:26:43 (PST)
I lost a dear friend to cancer. Unfortunately God took her into His arms much sooner than I had later come to realize that I wanted Him to. I truely believe these things happen exactly as God wants them to. I am looking forward to the day I can once again talk to her face to face. I know your angel "Melinda" is close to your hearts, as "Ria" is to mine. God bless You!!
Scott Soderstrom <>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 08:18:39 (PST)
I love Micheal Cuccione 4-ever & always!!!!!!!
Jenny Stewart <>
Jonesboro, AR United States - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 17:06:03 (PST)
my name is melinda too
nz, nz nz - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 15:47:34 (PDT)
You will be missed by alot of people. I for one will miss you.
Ashley Taylor
melrose, WI CA - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 09:07:11 (PDT)
I do like your song alot thank you for siging them.
Ashley Taylor
melrose, WI CA - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 09:05:48 (PDT)
I didn't know Melinda, but she will always have a place in my heart {right next to Mike's (=} From what I see, she was and forever will be a strong person. To anyone whose a survivor of cancer, I truely, truely admire with my heart. They are they strongest people in the world. Melinda's having fun now =) I bet her and Mike are hanging out *hehe* Thank you to Melinda and Mike's families for producing such amazing people God Bless ~Jessa~
Jessa <>
Lodi, CA USA - Sunday, October 07, 2001 at 18:25:51 (PDT)
I had a crazy hope that you were alive and I sent you an e- mail that probably will be read my your mom and dad. I didn't know you but it's like I did. And it's comforting to know that you're in the neighborhood of angels and you watch us ALL from up there... And I'm pretty sure that you must have been a very special person otherwise why would the Lord take you with him so soon? May God rest your soul in peace... Margaret- Greece
margaret <>
Athens, Greece - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 13:43:37 (PDT)
very good i like the way you put it
uk - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 11:46:36 (PDT)
Hey Girl,hows the after life? Have you seen Michael yet? Has he been flirting with all the "hot chick" angels? Got to control that one!! Anyway; we realy miss you Mel, You are always on our minds and in our thaughts. I am glad that you were so loved here on earth, now you are still loved in the presence of God. Hope you are enjoying your wings. Hey, People like me are still coming to your site , You are still making a difference Mel. ILove You "You can never give up, Keep on fighting" -You faught so galiently.
Swansey, MA CA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 07:21:39 (PDT)
CA - Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 12:22:15 (PDT)
My name is Melinda. I was browsing the web looking up things with my name in it because i have never met anyone with my name before and i figured the internet was the best place to look. You are probably one of the most loving people i have ever heard of. You sound like you care for others with your disease and others who want to learn more aboout your disease. My Great Grandma had cancer and died of it March 8,2000. I was 12 and cried for 3 days in my room. I am now 14 and iread your web site and remembered that time all over again. I will continue to read your web site and hope that you email me back so i can get to know you. Hope all is well, Melinda Poston
Melinda Poston <>
San Diego, California us - Friday, September 28, 2001 at 17:48:01 (PDT)
I am thankful for all the wonderful people who give to the "Make-A-Wish" and any other organization for these extraordinary and brave children.
stephanie hine <>
junction city, or usa - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 16:31:01 (PDT)
My darling Melinda...I can hardly believe it has been 5 years today that you went to Heaven. Dad and I went to the cemetery today and took you your favorite flowers...roses..We also lit a candle in you memory and have spent the day talking about you and what a wonderful girl you left us with so very many happy memories. Melinda, sweetheart we love you very much and you will always live in our hearts forever. Love Mom and Dad.
Joanne Hathaway <>
NorthVanc , BC Canada - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 22:04:43 (PDT)
Hello. No one has signed this guestbook in a long time but im going to n e way...i didnt know melinda...but i was a huge fan of michaels no one has signed this since a long time but i never knew melinda or michael but i hold them both to mai heart, i only wish i could go back in time... im crying right now...i find it so hard to deal with this kind of stuff....i fell ur pain..i really have nothing important o say but im letting out mai feelings.... i miss michael soo much and i noe hes happy to get to b with melinda again..i noe if i met melinda she would have made a difference in mai life juss like michael so filled with emotion as i type this...i cant get over this and i dont think i ever will omg its sooo sad that this type of ppl...ahhhh...ive never cried about this so hard b4.....i dont noe wat to say n e juss gonna go...ill come back later to finish.... RIP Melinda and Michael...i love you.
Sami <>
- Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 20:28:30 (PDT)
I don't know your name, or names - we may never know who you are - so I can't address you personally. Today, you killed several thousands of our friends...perhaps not people who we knew personally, but people like us. People who worked hard to make a living, who loved someone, who were loved by someone, who worried about making a better life for their children and grandchildren, who believed in God and the American Dream, who criticized this country for its insufficiencies and cared enough to try and change things and ensure a better future, not just for us, but for the world. People who leave behind scores of loved ones, friends, pets, neighbors, coworkers, and members of their faiths. Perhaps even people who derived from your own country and who sought refuge here. Your act was a slaughter of the innocents. You are like an insidious cancer that strikes without warning, ravages bodies, tears families apart, and in the end can never destroy the soul. You are the ultimate coward. You may topple our buildings, collapse our communication systems, disrupt our government, crash our markets, and leave behind the carnage of bodies, but you will never destroy the soul of America. We made this country from the bits and pieces of the rest of the world; we took the best, the worst of every culture and nationality, race and creed, and made an alloy that may be dented, but not even a trial by fire can melt. I don't know what god you believe in, or what hateful rhetoric you espouse, or what your misguided political beliefs might be that allows you to do what you did today without a fear of eternal damnation. I only know that you may win a battle or two, but you will never win this war. We have the entire history of the world on our side, and no dictator, despot, or madman has survived as long as America has thrived and prospered. If you accomplished anything at all today, it was to give America a wake-up call, and we will now rise up stronger than before. You are defeated before you've even begun, there in your private hell and later in your eternal one. Someday your people may even need our help, and because we are America, we would respond. May God bless the friends we lost, their families, friends, neighbors and coworkers. We will help them rebuild from the ashes. May God continue to bless America, help her to protect us all, and may she continue to shine as a beacon of democracy and hope to the rest of the world. Copyright Jim Willis 2001 In deepest sympathy to those who have lost a loved one. Permission to share.
Sad Heart
CA - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 03:50:18 (PDT)
may i say, god bless you and your dear daughter. im a dad and i know of the immortal love that you must feel for her, as i also share your feelings in her absence. god exists, and your daughter still exists, as im sure you know, she doesnt feel bad anymore, she wont ever have to take medicine anymore, in fact, beautiful melinda is probably doing much better than us, though sorrow comes easily to those who are left, so bliss comes to those who are called to explore what we cant yet imagine. god bless melinda and know that she is in the care of the creator of the canvas that we are all too quickly painted onto. i wish peace for you all.
israel hartsfield <>
palm valley, fl us - Friday, September 07, 2001 at 19:14:01 (PDT)
OMG!!! I cannot believe that he died!! I really sorry about Melinda... I don't really know who she is but I pray for her and Michael every day.Just to say that I only know of him... We never really met and all but He's my relative and Iv'e heard about Sophia,Domenic,Gloria, and Steven.Michael was the hottest,cutest,finest guy I have ever seen in my entire life!! His voice is so irristable that I can't get enough out of him.Well, I might sound kindda calm right now but, I guess I have to say I'm obsessed.I don't belive it but I love him to death!!!I just wish I could have said Hello at least.I cry hours for him every day, and pray to him that he'll just kill me so I won't have to deal of what I'm going through in my life right now withour him.I have much more to say.... I'm really crying right now, so Bye for now!thanx.
katie <>
Riverside, CA USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 19:30:08 (PDT)
Hello sweetie my name is char i have children a daughter your age a son 18 a son 11 and one that is 3 your site honey is wonderful iam working on a page called i wastouched by many angels and you are an angel may i use a lil of your site on my page or if you have a pic i may put on the site i try and bring smiles to children with cancer and their familes i send them things i would like to send you something if i can but need your address god bless you honey our prayers are with you. love charmayne
Wausau, wi - Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 16:17:18 (PDT)
Melinda, I know your in heaven with Michael now,So I'm sure you are both happy to be together again.For Mel's family and freinds,your beloved Melinda has been in safe hands for over 5 years now in gods land,and same for Mike,they are the twon angels watching over me.May they forever RIP,until the day we are all together once again. ~~Maria~~
Maria Gaudisosi <>
Hyde,Park, NY USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 20:44:23 (PDT)
Poem "Angel's" When God calls little Angel's to dwell with Him above We mortals sometime question the wisdom of His love, For no heartache compares with the death of one small child, Who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold. So he picks a rose bud, before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them, and so He takes but a few, To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult, still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows, will always be "Goodbye." So when a little child departs, we who are left behind must realize God loves children, and "Angels" are hard to find. *Melinda & Michael* This is to Melinda & Michael, may god help you and family, friends, help watch over us and guide us when were lonely, hold and care when were feeling depressed....and I hope you two can take me by the hand, and take me to your beautiful land, cause I think I should go where I belong,let me sit in my father's lap, and sing him a song...."Father!" My wish came true.. and that was to be with you.... *Now that I'm Gone with you and watching over my family too* No suffering, No pain, but less much to gain...
Victoria Queen Sebastia Stallings <>
Ireland,Dublin - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 16:08:14 (PDT)
i stumbled onto this page while searching for my favorite movie 16 candels. i never met you or knew you but i dedicate my favorite movie to you melinda rest in peace
ernie frey <>
albany, ny usa - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 18:30:11 (PDT)
hey, it's me again! I just wanted to say thanx for taking the time to come to this website, I know for a fact that if Melinda were here right now reading this, she would be very pleased!well gotta go, luv u guys!~ suzy q ~
Susan Baier <>
Wilmore, ky CA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 07:35:27 (PDT)
Gosh, I dont even know where to start. First of all,you guys are awesome. I dont knoe melinda, but im sure if I would have had the oppertunity to, she would have changed my life. I am at school right now researching kids with cancer, and it's sad. I wish I could say a magic word and then cancer would be gone forever, but no one can. I'm reading a book called six months to live, and I want to live. Just reading them puts tears in my eyes. Theres a song that I would like to bring up, for melindas father. it's by Bob Carilsle. it's called butterfly kisses. It's about the relationship between a father and daughter, and how the father struggles with the daughter growing up. please listen to it! Well I gotta get back to work, I luv you guys! God bless ~ Suzy Q
Susan Baier <>
Wilmore, ky - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 08:10:44 (PDT)
OMG this is so hard!!k well i love Michael he is such an inspiration to me and has got me to do so much more and to see things in a different light!!but as this isnt Michaels page then i should be writing this about Melinda,but the truth is i dont really know alot about Melinda!!but i have just got finished readin the bit about melinda in Michaels book and it is incredable!!it is amzing how special she and Michael wer,and still are!!i have just visited Michaels foundation ( which is wher most of you found this site from) and i just had to come on here!if anyone wants to email me to talk and share feelings about Michael or Melinda,or to help me find out more about Melinda plz do!!because i am sure that i only no half of the greatness of her and i would really like to know more!!as i am sitting here reading this page the tears are streaming down my face!!and to Melindas parents and brothers,itl get easier i promise!!u never lose the pain or the hurting,but as the years go by it will get easyer!!and you can have more children or pets 2 try and eaase the pain but it jus makes it worse!!this is strange but God only takes the best and it mustve been for a good reason that he took these 2 speacial people away from us so soon!!they wer prob in so much pain that he wanted to relieve them of this pain and stress!!Melinda and Michael will always stay in my heart n i no they will in yours 2!!lots of love, *~*Hannah*~*
Hannah <>
UK - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 14:55:37 (PDT)
Hi to the parents and siblings and to everyone that knew about Melinda, I'd want to say i am sorry, and i wish it never happened. But hey! now she's in heaven with Michael, and they're talking having fun, and looking over us. I felt teribly to find out. I also made this club on Yahoo! especially for Melinda. Since there was no club, i decided and put heart in it, and made this awesome club for Melinda. I expect people to sign up, if you wanna keep Melinda's spirit alive. I just had to make a Yahoo! club for her. I never met her or anything, but i feel bad, please sign up and visit Melinda's Yahoo! club at: i'll thank you forever. Just wanted to say REst in peace Melinda, and please look over me, and us with Michael C ;-) Thanks, luv, Eva
Eva S. <>
NY USA - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 20:11:27 (PDT)
my heart crys for you and your family i wanted for years to say she realy is in heaven god bless
Stan Kennedy <>
Montreal Canada, CAnada - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 08:48:36 (PDT)
i pray for all the familey's that had to lose a child im only 17 but i have a 3 week old daughter and i would die if any thing ever bad happend to her. Even thought i never new your daughter i feel as if i've known hre all my life i cry over your lose i miss her. i lost my dad to cancer of the brain i was olny 8 years old when he died i really did not get to know him cuz he was in and out of my life alot but i know how it feel's to lose a loved one. I miss my dad every day but i never tell any one how i feel i want to be strong but i feel weak i was never good with people dieing but no one know's just how i feel but all the people who lose someone thay love i heel so helpless when it come's to anyone dieing of cancer or even if thay get hit by a car. I started a funding at my school for those how are dieing well got to go love bonnie
- Friday, August 17, 2001 at 11:20:40 (PDT)

I Have read this story on a wonderful girl that did not deserve to end her life so soon. I will pray for the family that has lost the best thing (their daughter). She souneded like one of them fairys in a dream and I wish I could have met her so that could share her laughter and fun times. She images great and everyone I know will hear her story.
MA - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 00:40:38 (PDT)
I am 13 years old, and it breaks my heart 2 see ill people! Melinda touched my heart! and im finding it very hard to write this write now because i am crying. Byex Kelly
Kelly <>
Scotland - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 21:51:55 (PDT)
Dear Melinda, Even though I never got to meet you or get to know you personally,I did learn about you through your website.And it's so sad to know you had to leave us at such a young age. But we all know your safe now.God bless you always Melinda. PS.Send my love to everyone and give them all big hugs for me. Heather Ann Smith
Heather Ann Smith <>
Richmond Hill, Ontario canada - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 19:29:02 (PDT)
I am pleased that Mel's family have continued her page. It is uplifting, heart achingly sad, and a tribute to her spirit and the love of her family. Thankfully, I cannot know the pain you have all experienced and I pray I never will, but send my kindest thoughts.
Sharron <>
UK - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 12:52:14 (PDT)
Melinda, I think that you really made a big difference in this whole world! I am really sorry for what you and your family had to go through! I read about you im Michael's book! If Michael was still here he would be extremly proud of you like I am!
Angie <>
Vancover, Canada - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 10:02:42 (PDT)
Dear Hathaways, I was moved by hearing of Melinda and her ordeal. It's sad she is gone, but she is at peace now. I have an address of something I think you'll like. It's a short story caled the Four Diamonds and the address is at . It's a short fable about a boy's quest for knighthood. It was written by Chris Millard as he was dying of cancer at 14 and his ordeal is intertwined in the story of the quest for knighthood. His story became the catharsis of a cancer fund after his death in 1972. The fund has helped 8000 families in the US. An in 1995 the disney channel made a television movie about it. You might be able to check it out every now and then on Canada's Family Channel. I hope you like it.
Vancouver, BC CA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 18:37:54 (PDT)
Melinda- You have been gone for years now and everyone still misses you since the day you left. People never realize how precious life is until it hits us that someone has died. I had heard of Michael's death a month or so after he died. I am a person who does not deal with death very well and it's a very sad thing. I can only think what your family (and Michael's family) are still going through. I have kept you and Michael is my prayers and I know that you and Michael and all of the other kids that have died from cancer are smiling and watching down on all of us. This site is very heart warming and inspirational along with Michael's cancer foundation website. I wish I could have known you. May you and all the rest live in peace! May God also bless all of his people forever! I just wish I could have known you, Melinda. I'm sure you and Michael were great people! I love and miss you Michael! Along with you, Melinda. Don't forget all the people that care for you! God Bless. -Kayla
IL USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 16:04:01 (PDT)
I`ve read this side and I`ve cried! I think I know what her parents might feel - I´ve got a little daughter only 2 years old (she`s named "Elly") and she has cancer too. But I think we all have learnd from the illness of our lovley Elly: You can buy nearly everything but you can`t buy love or health! (Please excuse my badly english)
Stefan <>
Lüneburg, Germany - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 05:21:17 (PDT)
I was shocked to find out that Michael had passed away in January. I got his book and read it. I cryed and cryed over what had happend to Michael and his friends. Not to long ago I learned that my grandmother has brest cancer and so does my aunt and also my great grandpaw has Lukeima. It is very hard,I know, to have a loved one have cancer but I have never experenced the passing of a loved one with cancer. It was and still is hard for my to except that Michael is gone but I try to remember, when I am asking myself why god took him, that he is in a better place and god done him a favor. He took away the pain. God also gave him a gift that he used to make people aware about cancer and helping people with cancer. Michael was a strong man and loved by many. Let him rest in peace.
Shae <>
NC USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 18:43:16 (PDT)
Today, I finally looked at this page, and it WAS worth it. I just finished Michael Cucciones book and read about Melinda. She was an amazing person. She is someone that people can look up to. I was very upset when I read about the pain and suffering Melinda went through. NO ONE should have to endure that pain. I am only 13 and I want to start a fundraiser at my school this year for 'Thr Make A Wish Foundation' and 'The Michael Cuccione Foundation'. The world needs a cure for the pain and the suffering that people such as Melinda and Michael went through. Melinda and Michael will be in our hearts alwayz and 4ever. With All of my love, Sam
CA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 12:32:27 (PDT)
my compliments on your site. your story is quite touching. my thoughts are with you. peace.
The Ancient One <>
hamilton, on canada - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 06:08:27 (PDT)
This is to both Michael and Melinda. "Even though they never fell in love, they fell in love with making a difference.Its always better TO love, then to BE loved. However, these two, had both. And sometimes it's hard to have that. Because not all, have that. Many of us, strive to make ends meet, or try to put out the flame on the candle. So to Michael and Melinda, May God Bless you and hold you in his arms. And to many of you out there with or without cancer, may God hold you in his thoughts until the day you go, and may you love the life you once lived and the many you left behind. Thank you. God Bless."
Anonymous <----->
----------, --- CA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 05:50:09 (PDT)
I was very touched by her story because my grandmother has cancer right now and she is getting treatment.
Melinda <>
CANADA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 18:50:39 (PDT)
Melinda's website was wonderful. I have lost friends to cancer and know many people with cancer. I hope as the years go by your pain will leave also. Best Wishes. Lori
OH US - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 12:43:15 (PDT)
i thing your site is a very helpful site for parents who wish to seek information about whats happening to their child. I know that if i was still in the hospital(fighting cancer) my parents would probably want to visit your site. it is a really amazing website. Keep up the good work
Aaron Gagan <>
Burnaby, BC Canada - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 14:01:46 (PDT)
When Melinda and Michael passed away, it made me really realize what life is about. Live life to your fullest, becuase there might not be a tomarrow. Like one of my teachers quoted on her web page: "Live like there is no tomarrow. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like no one is watching." I also heard one of my friends saying a quote that also touched me: "Live like you have never loved before and love like you have never loved before." I hope that some day..they can find a cure for cancer so then like Michael said, there wouldn't be so much suffering.
Jamie <>
Abilene, KS USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 09:02:14 (PDT)
I was one of the very many that Melinda's and Michael Cuccione's storys touched. They both had very brave and strong souls. They both were able to make a difference in their own ways. They are truley my heros. God Bless.
Jamie <>
Abilene, KS USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 08:52:12 (PDT)
Beautiful,heartwarming web site.Love Maresa.
Maresa Sarracco <>
England - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 14:14:08 (PDT)
hi..this websites inspired me so much.i was a fan of 2gether and one of the episodes called 'pirates', part 2, when at the end it usually have the it wrote there "In loving memory of michael cuccoine". I was so shocked!!!i mean i didn't know michael is.....already not here...not in the world!I felt really sad..i mean it such a pity that that incredible guy could had gone forever. i tried to find out why did he died in such a young age. and when i log in the internet, it said that the server is full..i was so upset.....but now i alredy know what cause of his death. he is a hero and so do melinda(heroine). both of them really inspired me to go on with know...."life is short,try used it wisely"...or "we lived only once, try to used it wisely"...whatever....THEIR SPIRITS WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND MY SOUL.. LOVE AND KISSES AND HUGS FROM ATIRA. BYE.:)
Atira <>
Subang Jaya, Selangor Malaysia - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 02:07:48 (PDT)
Hey Mell, me again. Hey can you beleave people keep coming to this cite. It is amazing to see all the lives you and Michael Keep touching every day even after your gone. WOW. Your dream is still alive and will forever be. Thanks Mel ,for showing me that even though you go threw hard times, you can do it with a smile. Words will never express how much i love something i never met, yet you seem like my best friend. You and Michael are always thair for me pushing me along to realize my dreams.Mell, You'll always be alive in this cite. You have opened peoples hearts and minds not because you were this poor girl sufforing with cancer, but threw your desire to help other people and to be the selfless person you were. Your spirit speaks to me and fills my heart with love. I will love you always.
Fall River,, MA USA - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 10:43:54 (PDT)
I stumbled upon Melinda's website while searching for information about curing Rose bush diseases. I find there to be a certain irony there. I just wanted to say that Melinda's story has refreshed my perspective. I'll hug my daughter a little tighter, and I'll express my love and appreciation to those that I love, a little more frequently. Thank you Melinda, and God bless you and your family.
Doug Reese <>
West babylon, New York USA - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 05:55:19 (PDT)
the websites great! and now i now both friends michael and melinda are reunited once again they both taught us much and we miss them and will tresaure them 4 ever! they are always w/ us and watching over us someday we will meet w/ them again! we love them and they love us all to!
miranda m <>
n.y. usa - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 15:55:21 (PDT)
Melinda (and family) I am terribly sorry on the death of your daughter, and it's sad to see such young people die these days. I know it has been a long time. I just can't stand what cancer does to children and all of its effects. It hurts me so much to see people die of his un stoppable diesease. I hope that one day we wil find a cancer, and I hope the Michael Cuccione Foundation will find a cure for it with all the money it has raised. Melinda is now in the care of her lost friends, and family. Now I know Michael and Melinda are shinning down on us from heaven. Rest in peace forever, and I'll see you Melinda in heaven when my time comes.
Sarah <>
san jose, ca USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 20:04:44 (PDT)
Angels, they influence lives, heal the ones in pain, make life better for all. This perfectly describes Melinda and Michael, two remarkable people who are now together in the perfection of heaven. They both lived their lives fully and made such a difference in their lifetimes. I have been a Michael Cuccione fan for about 3 years now and I discovered Melinda through that. Melinda and Michael were extremely strong individuals who never released their enthusiastic grip on life. They both have taught me to relish life and enjoy each day at a time. I have learned that anyone can do whatever they want, as long as they believe in themselves and never give up on their dreams. I have a renewed self confidence and better outlook on life because of these two beautiful souls. Their strength and determination to live and achieve is absolutely awe inspiring. Because of them I believe in myself and I love everything in my life. I treasure my family, friends and mostly...myself. Allthough Michael and Melinda's physical selves are gone, their legacies and memories shall never fade. Thank you both for making my life more beautiful through your influences! You both have definatley left foot prints in my heart! Michael I shall love you forever, you are the reason I love and the reason I care. Melinda, thank you ever so much for making me the person I am today! I can truthfully say that both of you are angels! God Bless you all! R.I.P Melinda and Michael Luv always, Crystal Eve Miller
Crystal Miller <>
Loxahatchee, FL USA - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 08:41:17 (PDT)
If Only Through Heaven's Eyes Oh, Oh I never thought you were a fair weather friend You never let me down You're true to the end Then the darkest hour And all was lost Somehow you left the light on Faced the wrong And showed the world a thing or two Stood up for me and for you And you should know CHORUS: Some say it wasn't worth the things we went through I say it ain't worth losing you I hope you know how much You've changed all our lives Someday you'll see If only through Heaven's eyes Only through Heaven's eyes I still remember Things that you said I keep your words alive I can never forget 'cuz in the final hour You made me proud So proud that I could know you Told the world It's time that they believe in you you stood tried and true CHORUS And so we can't forget We've got to keep the memory The ones who took the fall They did it for us all And we should learn from it Stand up if you believe in it You've got to face the world Be strong Strong
This is a song by nsync...I believe it speaks for itself... <Not Disclose>
Not Disclose, ND CA - Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 05:36:33 (PDT)
In the loving hands of the lord. she is a beauitful angel looking over you, she'll walk with you as you journey through life. She is you're breeze, you're sunrise,and the brightest star shinning down on you at night; she'll never leave you're side.
Kimberly <>
Luling, Tx us - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 18:44:19 (PDT)
I really liked your page, I wish all the best
CA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 04:46:25 (PDT)
melinda has touched my heart with her web site. I wish we could do something to fight cancer
asif <>
chennai, tn india - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 15:39:39 (PDT)
melinda and michael started to make a difference but now we must finished what they started! we must do any thing we can ! i didnt get a chance to meet michael or melinda , but they were so strong and held on tell they couldnt hold on any more ! they were both inspiring to me i even wrote a couple of poems . michael taught me to go on with my dream and im so happy i got a chance to kid of get to know him on mtv but must of all melinda and michael were two great people and they will always be in my heart for ever!!! rip! michael and melinda ! god bless, shanna
shannabuskirk <kbusk5837>
meadows, tx us - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 16:19:05 (PDT)
Dear Melinda, I am from Lhasa, homeland of Lhasaapso. I just found out your web page because i was searching information on Lhasaapso for my presentation. This is a wonderful web page and i liked it a lot. I just want you to know that i will pray for you and you will get well soon. Yours Gakye
Gakye Dolkar <>
Lhasa, Tibet - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 14:44:26 (PDT)
i just want to say that i wish you all the best and i cant say that i know what you have been through as i havent lost someone close to me through the cause of cancer. I am currently working on a project in school and i want to write a little dedication to you and your web page so other people can have a look too and hopefully they will ket other people know that your page is there for people to read! All the Best for the future.
Joanne brady <>
mandurah, wa Australia - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 18:17:25 (PDT)
Hi, I am so sorry about Melinda & Michael. Their spirits will live on 4ever, and ever. It is so sweet from Michael he made an album and a book. I just want to say that I am so sorry, for both of them. And I met Michael's parents, and they are so nice and amazing. I just want to say, I am soooooo sorry!!:-( Michael's & Melinda's spirit will LIVE on 4EVER, and ever!!:-) take Care, Eva
Eva S. (Melinda & Michael's spirit will live on 4ever) <>
New York United States - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:18:31 (PDT)
I know that I have no idea what Melinda, and Micheal went through because you really never know until you go through it, and i would never wish cancer on my worst enemy even. But I try to understand, i have Michael's book and I read through Melinda's page, and now I understand a little more, and i wish I knew the both of them because they both sounded like they were truely great people who really wanted to change the world and to me that is truely great, they are heroes to me and they surely were rewarded for it with all of these people who loved and supported them through everything. RIP Melinda, RIP Michael, you both are my heroes.
Samantha <>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 12:38:28 (PDT)
Hi, this is Mikey. I would really really like to help other people with cancer than dealing with my own first. I mean, I hate having cancer, but mostly what I really hate is other people having cancer! I don't care if I don't know them! I still care about their cancer more than mine. Love, Mikey P.S. Don't think that no-one cares about you, I DO CARE!
Michael Cuccione <>
Pittsburgh, PA U.S.A. - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 08:26:06 (PDT)
"It doesn't matter How long you live, But How you Live and what you leave behind."
Aynonmous <-------------------------------->
SunnySide, CA US - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 10:33:06 (PDT)
Today marks the 20th anniversary of your birth. Happy Birthday Dear Melinda. Love Auntie Jan, Uncle Don and Jon. xoxx "Guardian Angel, your gentle ways warm our hearts, enrich our days."
Jan Vialoux <>
Oakville, ON CA - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 07:20:41 (PDT)
I loved Melinda's website. It made me cry! Knowing that actual people with actual kids actually have to go through these things. It makes me want to cry and cry and cry. But then again, it also makes me want to Make A Difference. After being a big Michael fan having to suffer through his death, it's made me realize how precious life is. And coming here, to Michael's friend's website, makes me want to do this even moreso. So, in memory of Michael and Melinda, two very special kids cut down in their prime, I just want to say that I will Make A Difference, and inspire everyone around me to do the same. RIP Melinda, RIP Michael.
Andrea <>
MT USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 18:00:30 (PDT)
take good care of Michael...
Kathleen <>
ny usa - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 07:28:49 (PDT)
damn... death really sux. i never knew melinda but its still really sad. at least in heaven nobody doesnt have to suffer & she has friends up there. :) when i die & ill be in heaven, ill make sure i look for melinda. :) this is a really great site & she was a great person. cya
Daphne <>
Albany, NY USA - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 12:33:15 (PDT)
I also have a daughter with cancer, I was very touched by your story. God bless,
Joanne Reale <>
coquitlam, bc CA - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 21:16:49 (PDT)
You are so full of courage and I really do admire you for that, I am very interested in becoming a nurse for childen with cancer, god bless you and your whole family for being there for you, i wish you the best of luck love Shaina respond if at all possible
Shaina Matthews <>
Kingwood, Tx Tx - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 21:36:41 (PDT)
Wow. Just found this site while looking up other medical info. I just had a benign brain tumor resected last year and a page like this makes me realize how very lucky I am. I guess that was Melinda's task here. It's also great to see a brother love his sister that much, in an era where family strife is epidemic. Makes one realize how lucky certain individuals are to have that even once in their life, no matter how short it is. I used to be a cynic about such things as life after death, but it took an after death experience with a pet of mine who passed away to shock me into totally changing my view of the world and make me realize things I never believed in before, and had even made fun of others for believing. You have to have it happen to you to know with any certainty. So I feel confident in saying your daughter is in her next form of existence now and that you will be reunited with her again someday. I'm sure her good work continues still.
L.A., CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 15:45:47 (PDT)
dear Melinda, I really like this site and I heard it from Michael's book *there are survivors* I can understand and have empathy for you guys and I know that Mike was very good friends with you.I am a very big fan of Mike and he has been such an inspiration to me and he also probably looked up t you to. This site is wonderful and I will come back again hopefully. r.i.p. melinda and r.i.p. mike we'll miss you guys always :o) <3 SoPhia.S.
SoPhia.S. <>
winnipeg, province-manitoba canada - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 17:23:05 (PDT)
My name is courtney snow and i am 16yrs old. In the end of Febuary 2001 i was diagnosed with a form of cancer called ostiarsarcoma. It is a growth through my bone in my right leg a little lower than my knee. I know excatly what you guys went through and i am truly sorry. I have a hard time dealing with things myself. I always want to be with my friends and just be normal again. Live the life i had before. But you know what? I was laying in my hospital bed one day and i prayed asking the lord to heal me and just guide me through this. and i never really thought that anything would actually happen. Well, it comes to find out that the lord touched me, he really touched me with his own hand i saw it with my own eyes and he said to me "everything is going to be ok." well believe me god has a reason for everyting. It was awesome though. I just want you to know that your in my prayers and god has a very special plan for each of you. you just have to keep the faith and believe.
Courtney Snow <>
Foxboro, Ma USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 21:37:02 (PDT)
I'm sorry of Melindas passsing. It must be really hard on you. I'm also a little happy for her that all her pain has ended. Melinda must have been a great girl. She faced something we all eventually face so young. That proves how brave smart and mature she was, Braver than most people. I believe Melinda was an Angel sent from god to teach people that now matter how bad things are looking, that youve got to be as brave strong and as smart as you can possibly be. When Melinda finished her teaching she returned to god. She will not be forgotten and will remain in her familys hearts for ever. To put it easier and kinder. The angel has gotten her wings back and is using them to keep watch over her family. If I accidentaly said anything offensive or hurtful in this note I really didn't mean it. ~Ashley~
Ashley <>
Salem, NH USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 11:11:12 (PDT)
My son, Roy is 9, has leukemia and I pray that I have the strenght you had with your daughter. I'm so sorry of her passing . Yes she is in the hands of our Lord,and is watching over all the kids with cancer.All we can do is pray...and believe.
diana maldonado <>
houston, tx usa - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 20:41:00 (PDT)
I'm so sorry about the loss of your beautiful,intelligent,creative daughter. As a teenager, I cannot begin to fathom the courage Melinda posessed to get so far in life, and to have experienced the pain she did. She and Michael are in God's loving hands now, and most definately greatly appreciate all that you've done in her memory. I wish you all the best, and hope that my life can be half as fufilling as your daughters. God Bless, Jennifer
Jennifer Yessin <>
Cape Cod, MA USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 17:52:43 (PDT)
PA USA - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 20:50:25 (PDT)
Noelle <>
PA USA - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 20:43:20 (PDT)
i just wanted to say that i miss michael and every1 that Michael was friends with who passed away. i loved Michael and i still do i will always love him and i will never for get him he had a kind heart and he did right by people. when my friend Ashley Mason was murdered i thought life couldnt get any worse then on january 13, 2001 i founded out that one of my Farovite person in the world died cuz of his lungs!! i love michael amd i miss ahley and him and Melinda....i hope one day i will be w/them again.....
"lucille Monroe"-stage name!! <>
columbia, MD USA - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 16:43:12 (PDT)
hey.....i feel so bad for michael cuccione and melinda they r in gods hands now. There lives were short but have touched many peoples lives in many good ways.
Diane & sarah <>
ny usa - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 11:21:49 (PDT)
Dear Melinda, Just writing to say Happy Easter. I never had a chance to visit your resing place yet because of the bus strike. There aren't any seabusses running. But I hope to visit soon. Dear Michael, Just writing to say Happy Easter to you too. I went to your tomb yesterday and put a candle with Christ's picture beside it. Anyways I hope you're both doing Okay you two are having fun up there.
Vancouver, BC CA - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 15:52:48 (PDT)
i fell bad about melinda. atleast now she with one of her best friends michael cuccione. there probley happy together. she probley opened up the golden gates for dont cry shes in a good place. melindas biggest fan keandra.
keandra kelly nickerson <>
Chatham, massachuseets U.S.A. - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 15:58:46 (PDT)
I have two children who are threatened with the real possibility of developing skin cancers. My 16 year old just went through cutaneous surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma which is not a real serious problem, for which we are thankful to the Father above. However, we are always on alert for any changes in her skin for the dreaded melanoma. The site your family has put together for your daughter and sister is truely beautiful and a tribute to all of you. I'm sure you must have died a thousand times while she was going through all of it, and probably have died a thousand times more since. I pray to God that we will never be faced with that reality, but if we ever are, I pray that we will be granted as much courage and fortitude as your family has been gifted with. My daughters have the disease called xeroderma pigmentosum. For more information on their disease, you can go to to learn about what XP is...a lifelong disease that makes the threat of cancer a very real way of life. God Bless you all, and thank you for sharing Melinda's story with the rest of us. Love, Judy
Judy <>
Watkins, MN USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 08:09:01 (PDT)
I just want to say, again, how much Melinda is cool, and that she is having a bash in heaven w/Michael. I want u all 2 listen to N'Synce's song called "If Only Through Heavens Eyes" dedicated to Michael Cuccione. I know they are both very happy and love u all. God Bless
Charli <>
NV USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 17:20:18 (PDT)
I just want to tell ever1 in here that I know what it feals like to loose some1 u love. My friend just died lask week at 12 years old by getting hit by a car. I just want to say that I will always miss Melinda, my friend, Billy, and Michael Cuccione.
Charli <>
NV USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 17:14:10 (PDT)
I just want to say that Melinda was a very special girl and I know how her family must feal, because my friend Bill sadly last Wednesday got hit by a car and died, I miss him a lot, and I just want to say that they are both in peace. Love always, Charli girl
Charli girl <>
NV USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 15:40:56 (PDT)
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CA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 12:37:09 (PDT)
Hey, How r u?? I'm only 17. I don't have cancer!! But I was just surfin' the net lookin' for some info on my cancer essay that's due for school. But I just wanted to let you know that, I learnt some new things, and it helped on my essay!! Thanx!! Oh yah if you want you can e-mail me back...I live in Ontario! So yah take care!! Peace... Luv Angelina :)
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Dryden, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 11:33:13 (PDT)
i really love this site and i don't remember how i linked to this site but i'm glad i did because it has changed the way i look at life. luv this page !!!!!!
betty <>
mississauga, CA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 11:35:17 (PDT)
I have been to this site several times and I cant help but be heart broken when I read all those touching comments in the GB. We lost Michael recently and I hope you will take care of him and he will take care of you , Melinda. I have visited Michael's site and I have donated $100 to his cause. I have read books on you and him and I am truly touched by your hard work and I pray for you. God Bless...
Brittany Dragotta <>
Weare, NH USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 16:32:43 (PST)
MEDIA, PA US - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 12:32:27 (PST)
Mel, you are another person that gives me my drive to continue in michaels mission. If it wasnt for you , michael wouldent have been the kind of person he was. You are a blessing. You used your illness as an opportunity to make a difference. and you have. I now that you met with michael and carried him home. you will always be a part of my life, ( and my car). Thank you. and I'll see you on the other side. PS" my brother races. your welcome to watch. hey,ya got the best seats in the house. haha.
fall river, ma america - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 09:45:02 (PST)
Michael and Melinda, no one will ever forget you, WE LOVE YOU!! GOODBYE, AND DONT FORGET US AND EVERYONE!! p.s. Melinda we know youll keep good care of Michael, you were a kind and caring person, and Michael, watch out for Melinda!
Cristen Kleindienst <>
Merritt, BC CA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 16:59:23 (PST)
I knew Charlie, the boy that Michael Cuccione played on the Bay Watch episode, and I even had the lovely priveledge of speaking to Michael's mom on the phone and tyring to think of ways to raise money for cancer awareness and research. When I saw Michael on 2gether, and later got an email from him showing me his new site, I saw this page for his dear friend Melinda. Wow, Melinda must have been a very special young lady to have been Michael's best friend. There must be some fun times happening up in heaven right now, a grand party, with Charles, Michael, and Melinda! I dedicate this to all three, with love. Rose Wine I know she was young, But she is a rose... For not all roses live and grow. The gaze in her tender eyes Painfully harvested As fruit of the vine. She is the ageless... the ageless rose wine. There is a feast in the heavens above There is a feast for God's own loved And on His table sweetly divine Melinda's tender smile Reflected in wine. At this table, this feast divine, Only the best, only rose wine. Broken and humbled Weakly crying out her pleas; Petal hewn with grapes In the Master's gentle sweep. He stopped her suffering Her torment is through Through His tears He whispered, "I love her too." Sedona Rain 2001
Sedona Rain <>
Galveston Island, Tx USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 13:32:14 (PST)
Hello I just finished looking at the website and all i can say is that it really touched and broke my heart. I didn't know Melinda, i knew of her being that she was a friend of Micheal, who i knew,not personally though, but from all he's done. I found myself reading, going through the website unable to see because my eyes were flooded, especially when i saw the friends page, it really hurts a lot even if you didn't know her, reading her words and about her makes you feel as if you did. She was truly an inspiration--a strong willed individual, and we need more people like that in this world, Michael as well, he was a truly amazing person, and i don't think anyone can ever be placed above those two. They say time heals all wounds, i don't believe that, but in a way it does, because every day that passes, is a day that we all get closer to seeing them again.
Alexandra <>
Elmont, NY United States - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 08:20:46 (PST)
I know what Melinda went threw suffering in her life im going threw the same thing its terrible but im living my life to its fullest.Micheal Cuccione was a very good person I read his book in one day i could not put it down! I hope that everyone who reads these comments will be touched in one day by all these caring thoughts. I didnt know Melinda but im very sure that she was a great person and a great friend. Its very sad that what happend. Getting this terrible desease is aweful! One day I hope there will be a cure for cancer. My sister has cancer. She has the first stage. Its terrible because I love my sister so much.... everyone one who reads this wont care so ill guess ill stop talking about this.
Miss Lady
Geneva , il USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 16:32:56 (PST)
god is with you so don't worry just live your life your time will come gods not readly for you yet and may your wish come true what ever it is my heart is with you.:).
ja-tawni palacio <jlstagg>
los angeles, ca CA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 23:10:47 (PST)
It's always so sad when a young person leaves the world so early, but at least Melinda is happy, and she and Michael and Alex are 2ge+her 4ever
Joyful <>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 12:33:27 (PST)
Hello to every one, i am mandy, and i am still very upset about both Melinda and Michael even though i never met neither of them in person. Melinda you were such a wonderful person and u and Michael have both changed my life. Michael i love you so much and i miss u. I hope that both melinda and michael are very happy now to be 2gether in heaven watching over us. I didn't want to say goodbye and i didn't want to cry, why do people come and go with all of these feelings i want to show. I miss u michael and melinda!!!
Mandy <>
Orlando, fl usa - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 08:51:40 (PST)
Hey whazup? I still miss Melinda. Best wishes to her family. She was a great person. Michael, too. Love Always, Charli
Charli O. <>
NV USA - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 20:07:45 (PST)
Dear Melinda, i know that u are know gone into the lords care with my father(who also passed away with cancer feb.19, 1999)and that they are watching down on us. :) i would just like to say to Melinda's family what wonderful inspiration your page has giving me. EVen thought i have not met Melinda i can feel her warmth and presence that she gave everyone when i came across her page. God Bless you all and one day i know that we will both be reunited with our loved ones in the next life time! love with all my heart and sympahty, roslyn
Roslyn Clayton <>
Pickering, ON Canada - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 19:14:18 (PST)
I have advanced CML Lukemia and have been told to get my affairs in order, I have a strong faith in GOD and when the time comes I will look forward to meeting Melinda, what a wonderful spirit she is! God Bless You All Who Enter This Site!
DeAnna Benton <>
Jacskonville, Fl. USA - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 01:13:08 (PST)
My friend sent me this page, and i opened it, thinking it wouldnt affect me but in truth it has, in a bigger way than most has. i am truly sorry to your parents that they have lost such a life like yours. you are the reason i have become a doctor, to help you and everyone in need. i thank you for opening my eyes to your world and though youre not here in body i believe youre here in spirit, and i hope you watch over your family as theyh ave watched over you...much love, Melinda
Melinda Saucedo Ph.D <>
Katy, TX US - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 21:40:58 (PST)
I'm so sorry to hear about Melinda. Even though I never met her it seems like she was a great person. (same for Michael). My grandma died 3 days before Christmas and a few weeks before Michael. Also 2 kids at my school commited suicide last month in February. I can never understand why someone would want to kill themselves. I don't think I will ever understand. Anyway! RIP Michael and Melinda (Grandma, Grandpa and 2 VHS students)
Angela <>
NM USA - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 15:04:13 (PST)
This was very nice, it brought tears to my eyes as I read the struggle she beared and the pain you all bared.
Kaye Benford <>
Austin, TX US - Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 14:54:08 (PST)
I have lost my grandfather and my uncle to cancer. It was extremely devastating and painful. From then on I've always wanted to help others with cancer and be there for those who need a friend, not out of pity and sadness, but out of love and from my heart. They are people just like us, except they have one thing that makes them different..their compassion for life. God bless you.
Esther <>
South Elgin, Il USA - Monday, March 12, 2001 at 17:11:56 (PST)
dearest melinda and michael, We will all miss you both so very much. You two are my role models. You have so much inspriration and spirit. Even though u were fighting with cancer and all the pain that comes with it, u still had a positive outlook on life. You never wanted anybody's pity, and i really look up to you for that. Someday we will all be together in heaven, and i look forward to meeting such inspirations as u guys. I miss you!! and Love you too! Love Always, Julie
Julie Moreno <>
Chelmsford, MA US - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 15:49:59 (PST)
I never met Melinda, or Michael at that. Melinda, you must have been a beautiful person with a beautiful smile. Watch over your family and take care of whoever is up there with you at this very moment. That includes Michael. My mother is up there with you right now. She died of breast cancer when I was 4 years old. It spread to her bones because it was discovered too late. I am now 14 almost 15. I get scared to think that I could follow in her footsteps. If I ever do, I just have to realize that the comfort of thinking of or being joined with you,Michael,my mother, and God will help. I will always remember how much you did and how much Michael did. You gave him the strength to do so much. Much love to u and ur family
Jillian Busacca <>
Copiague, NY USA - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 11:20:38 (PST)
Melinda, we loved you and still do, we will never forget you! Michael same goes for you, you were a brilliant actor, and a wonderful singer. You two will always be in our hearts and a peice of you will always be in our soul. Melinda, you were a wonderful girl, so take care of Michael, we all know you loved him and we hope you two are happy, and will smile on us with your wonderful smiles!! WE LOVE YOU MELINDA AND MICHAEL
Cristen Kleindienst <>
Merritt, bc CA - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 11:53:16 (PST)
Melinda, we loved you and still do, we will never forget you! Michael same goes for you, you were a brilliant actor, and a wonderful singer. You two will always be in our hearts and a peice of you will always be in our soul. Melinda, you were a wonderful girl, so take care of Michael, we all know you loved him and we hope you two are happy, and will smile on us with your wonderful
Cristen Kleindienst <>
Merritt, bc CA - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 11:52:37 (PST)
Yah, I was just wondering if Michael Cuccione signed the guestbook I CAN'T FIND IT! oh well... :( if any one finds it please e-mail and tell me the date so I can see what he wrote! that would be awsomw. It is really sad how people can be there a second ago and then all of a suddon be gone :*( when i founf out about michael i didn't want to believe it i broke down into tears i went into depression for a couple od days.. i didn't want to move on with out micheal.. and now the 2gether episodes are cancelled i broke down again into tears. well where ever michael and melinda is there in heaven and i bet there lookin down at us all thinking wow we are trully missed :) i wrote a poem!! Some where some where in the big blue sky Michael and Melinda are watching over us all the time. even though there not here with us any more u must visualize as though there still alive :) my prays go out to u and michael cuccione's family! god bless u all!
Janie <>
Hammond, In USA - Friday, March 09, 2001 at 21:54:23 (PST)
Your tribute to your daughter was beautiful. God Bless her soul until you meet again.
Sally <>
Egg Harbor , nj usa - Friday, March 09, 2001 at 15:43:34 (PST)
i've never met Melinda or Michael, but i know that they were both wonderful people. i heard about Melinda on Michael's site, it was really sad. i dont know much about Melinda except that she died of the horrible cancer. i knew alot about Michael and loved him very much. but now they are both resting in peace, and i m happy 4 that. but im just sad that im not gonna see hi (Mike) anymore, and thats whats really sad. but he'll always be in my heart. and i hope they r happy whereever they are, cuz they both deserve the best.
Manouela Cuccione <>
Utica, MI US - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 12:26:06 (PST)
dear mel, I hope god takes good care of you and micheal.he has taken really good care of my grandpa and a good friend to the graduating class 0f 2004, Lauren. May u rest in peace
Jessica <>
Windsor, WI US - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 07:34:17 (PST)
Dear Melinda, I heard about you in Michael's book, which I'm still reading. He was a great person and you and everybody who knew him were so lucky. Now your 2gether again in heaven, I hope I get to meet you someday. To all Melinda and Michael's friends you're blessed that you knew them and they'll always be watching over you.
Nicole <>
staten island, ny us - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 07:56:16 (PST)
Dear Melinda, I heard about you in Michael's book, which I'm still reading. He was a great person and you and everybody who knew him were so lucky. Now your 2gether again in heaven, I hope I get to meet you one someday. To all Melinda and Michael's friends you're blessed that you knew them and they'll always be watching over you.
Nicole <>
staten island, ny us - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 07:55:51 (PST)
Melinda, Mike's in your hands now....I hope both he and you are peaceful and happy to see each other again. You were both great people and I look forward to seeing you both in the future. All my love, Erin
Erin <>
BBY, BC Canada - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 19:07:57 (PST)
I'm only 11 years old and never knew Melinda, but after being on Michaels website and hearing him talk about her when he was alive, I decided to care. I miss them bboth very much. Now, I hang up signs asking people to go to http://www.makingadifference to make a difference. I want to care and I want others to care, also. Love Always, Charli AKA:Charli Girl
Charli <>
NV USA - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 15:46:56 (PST)
Michael could full fill three lifetimes...but God only allowed one. Melinda could full fill three lifetimess...But God only allowed her one also. They both are not here to hear our cries in the middle of the night. But, they both answered my prayers. My cancer's back. I have NHL. NonHodgkin's Lymphoma. Michael and Melinda I don't know how long I have here witht the I'm proud to say I'll see ya soon. I love you....
CA - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 14:59:27 (PST)
Melinda, you were and still are, along with Michael, one of the greatests insperations in my life. My name is Cristen and I am 12 years old. We will always remember you and love you. Bye Melinda and Michael- SOMETIMES THE CANDLE THAT BURNS BRIGHTEST, BURNS SHORTEST! VAYA, CON DIOS!
Cristen Kleindienst <>
Merritt, BC Canada - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 17:15:45 (PST)
Dear Melinda~ I hope you are having a peaceful life up in heaven right now. As you may already know, Michael has left us all, now he is in your hands. Please take good care of him and I'm sure you will. I'm glad you two get to be together again. He taught me so much and so did you, and I'm thankful of that. R.I.P, we all miss you two badly but were glad you don't have to fight for your pain anymore. May love and peace be with you forever~ Sincerely, Vicky
Vicky W. <>
Cotati, US CA - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 15:48:06 (PST)
Qt was cute and funny nice sweet i will never forget him he will always be on my mind cause he is hot so are all of them exect doug will you no doug is awsome huh well i'l miss him forever,forever,forever,forever,forever,forever,forever,forever,forever,forever,and foreverkatrillon more times!!!!!!!!!more times!!!!!!!!!more k now my fav. 2gether song is Visulize.and where ever you are qt visit me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xmoreWe all love you cutie pie.luv ya qt!!!!!!xmore
Betsy <>
la, ca usa - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 19:32:40 (PST)
I am very sorry to hear about you daughters passing. and I wish you and your family all the hopes and dreams in this dear fatal world that we live in! I know that she is in hands of loved ones and pets that she may have lost. I can tell that she was a very stron dearly loved girl. And that she still is. Just remember, she is alwayz with you, every morning, noon, and night, only half a step behind you, and is there for you when you cry. That when you feel that gental breeze on a summers day, thats her giving you a hug, saying I love you and alwayz well. And when you feel the summer sun hot amongst your face, thats her smiling down on you showing you her love she still has for you. Never forget a dear soul like Melinda's! I can tell that she was a friend worth keeping. For I know how it is like to loose someone to cancer...I lost my gramma...and I hope you all the happyness there is in this world, to you and your family and friends. Sandyxoxo
Sandy <>
SK CA - Thursday, March 01, 2001 at 16:50:18 (PST)
You never know why God takes an angel. You never understand his plan sometimes.I knew Melinda, And Michael. They were my friends. She taught me how to live when I felt like I didn't want too. And he taught me how to smile when I didn't know how. I'm in remission now. I have been for six years. And everyday that I can see I look up at the skies and thank Michael and Melinda for there words of encouragment. I never went to Melinda's funeral, nor Michael's last month. It was too hard to face the fact I will never see them again. I will never hear their voices saying my name, or to hear their laughter. Michael died early this year. He was my age. Just 16 year's old. I know he was glad to finally be with God and have his dreams come true, but here's a question I ask God at nights...."If I die, will I be forgotten?" Michael and Melinda weren't. But will I. I know one thing they both taught me was, when you make your mark on the world, no one will ever forget you. And its true, I don't think they will. But, I think when Melinda passed she wasn't scared anymore, she wasn't in pain. And when Michael passed I don't think he was scared either. I think the only thing he was afraid of, was he was leaving his family behind. But they both had good lives. They both were good people. Melinda had her creative side which, she put her pain and sorrow into. Michael had his determine side. To where whatever he started had to be finished. All I hope for is when I pass, and with my friends again, we will all remember eachother. Because, no matter if they are not here with me physically they are through my prayers. Or when I visit them at their gravesites. I will never forget neither of them. Due to the fact, they both put a scar in my memory of them. Their smiles I will not forget. The tears I will not forget. The laughter I will not forget. To them....I will not forget. I know times, being in the hospital it seems scary or hard, to have friends like them and the way my family supported me, really, really helped. And Im not in contact with the family's I have Melinda's website to thank. I thank you Melinda. And to the Hathaway's you raised a wonderful daughter, and there was a beauty in her. I thank you. And to the Cuccuione family. You raised a talented son, thank you. You'll never know how much his words helped me also. Your son was an angel. He deserved all that life gave him. I never stayed in contact with him either. I have emailed a few times. But, no response can back. I figured Michael was busy with living his dreams. But thank you. So, for you to know, Cancer isn't easy. Seeing your family cope with your pain isn't easy either. But to have friends like these two wonderful people, have truly impacted my life of : "I'm going to wake up tomorrow and smile...hey maybe even laugh." So to you Melinda and to you Michael I thank you both for teaching me how to laugh again. Maybe even smile! :) May God bless you both, and to the family's may God bless you also. Thank you both for raising such true Angels. (Note to Hathaway family and Cuccuione:if you would like to write me back, please use Melinda's website, because through her nothing for me would be possible. Thank you..God bless)
Anonymous <Anonymous>
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 14:56:44 (PST)
You never know why God takes an angel. You never understand his plan sometimes.I knew Melinda, And Michael. They were my friends. She taught me how to live with I felt like I didn't want too. And he taught me how to smile when I didn't know how. I'm in remission now. I have been for six years. And everyday that I can see I look up at the skies and thank Michael and Melinda for there words of encouragment. I never went to Melinda's funeral, nor Michael's last month. It was too hard to face the fact I will never see them again. I will never hear their voices saying my name, or to hear their laughter. Michael died early this year. He was my age. Just 16 year's old. I know he was glad to finally be with God and have his dreams come true, but here's a question I ask God at nights...."If I die, will I be forgotten?" Michael and Melinda weren't. But will I. I know one thing they both taught me was, when you make your mark on the world, no one will ever forget you. And its true, I don't think they will. But, I think when Melinda passed she wasn't scared anymore, she wasn't in pain. And when Michael passed I don't think he was scared either. I think the only thing he was afraid of, was he was leaving his family behind. But they both had good lives. They both were good people. Melinda had her creative side which, she put her pain and sorrow into. Michael had his determine side. To where whatever he started had to be finished. All I hope for is when I pass, and with my friends again, we will all remember eachother. Because, no matter if they are not here with me physically they are through my prayers. Or when I visit them at their gravesites. I will never forget neither of them. Due to the fact, they both put a scar in my memory of them. Their smiles I will not forget. The tears I will not forget. The laughter I will not forget. To them....I will not forget. I know times, being in the hospital it seems scary or hard, to have friends like them and the way my family supported me, really, really helped. And Im not in contact with the family's I have Melinda's website to thank. I thank you Melinda. And to the Hathaway's you raised a wonderful daughter, and there was a beauty in her. I thank you. And to the Cuccuione family. You raised a talented son, thank you. You'll never know how much his words helped me also. Your son was an angel. He deserved all that life gave him. I never stayed in contact with him either. I have emailed a few times. But, no response can back. I figured Michael was busy with living his dreams. But thank you. So, for you to know, Cancer isn't easy. Seeing your family cope with your pain isn't easy either. But to have friends like these two wonderful people, have truly impacted my life of : "I'm going to wake up tomorrow and smile...hey maybe even laugh." So to you Melinda and to you Michael I thank you both for teaching me how to laugh again. Maybe even smile! :) May God bless you both, and to the family's may God bless you also. Thank you both for raising such true Angels. (Note to Hathaway family and Cuccuione:if you would like to write me back, please use Melinda's website, because through her nothing for me would be possible. Thank you..God bless)
Anonymous <Anonymous>
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 14:55:57 (PST)
To Melinda and her family, Hi. When I heard about your daughter, I started crying. I can't believe a loving, caring young woman is gone. She will always be in my heart and prayers, so will her loving family. Love, Brook
Brook Collins <>
IL USA - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 19:30:02 (PST)
Hey Melinda! I heard about your death, and I am truely sadden about that. But I know that deep in my heart you are with God now =0) And I know that he will take good care of you. Also, I heard about your best friend Michael Cuccione who also died in January. I hope that you and him are doing well in Heaven. My love and blessings are with you and your family, and also Michael's family. If i got a chance to meet you. I would also love to be your friend =0)Because, for me, you seem like a very strong person. =0)and a strong heart, can always make a person like me, smile. Much Love and Aloha, ~*Emmie*~
Emmie <>
Kaunakakai, HI Molokai - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 15:50:43 (PST)
It is 2001 feb 26,this is so nice to see a promise kept.not many can all have done wellno this promise for Melinda.god bless you all. Dolly.
Dolly and Woody Bonner <WoodsterDolly2>
glendora, US CA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 14:20:59 (PST)
Hello to all. I am truly sorry about your loss. My grandpa and grandpa both died of cancer and a very good friend of mine's mother had it. It is a sad thing to see young people with cancer but God never takes someone before their time. Even though it's hard to admit. Life is so beautiful we all should live life to the fullest every day. We know that Melinda and Michael Cuccione are in God's hands now and are not feeling anymore pain. One day I know that all of us will be reuntied with the both if them. God Bless! ~*<3Tabitha<3*~
Tabitha <>
Kettering, OH US - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 19:01:42 (PST)
I have read Michael's book, and it made me realize what a truly beautiful and amazing person Melinda was. She had so much strength.. so much going for her. And her life was sadly cut short. But Melinda you are missed by so many, and thought of by so many as well each day. You are an inspiration, and we were lucky to have you grace the earth, even if only for a short time.
Kaitlin <>
Essex, ON Canada - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 21:21:01 (PST)
I came by this website by accident last year and now i come often. Although I never new Melinda my heart goes out to her and her family. I have lost friends to cancer and i know the pain. Someday a cure will be found and noone will suffer from this cruel disease but until then the world must do all it can to make life easier for cancer patients. I hope Melinda's family will somehow find peace.....God Bless
Lori <>
marysville, oh US - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 18:13:02 (PST)
I am deeply saddened to hear the loss of 2 ppl, with warm joyous hearts that filled ppl with the sense of pride to know them. I am very sorry Melinda is no longer with us, i read she was Michaels friend in his book, I hope her family understands her and Michael are up in heaven together in a better place..its very hard for my to express the sad black cloud that passed me when i heard about the Passin of Michael on JaN 13. My god what a Loss to this world, i hope one day i can see both Mich and Melina in heaven having fun, and all grown up...Love and peice be with you, though i am heart broken i understand they are happy now RIP Love from me to you Nicole
Nicole <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 16:12:59 (PST)
Hello...These comments go out to Melinda's family and friends....Im very sorry about Melinda's passing. I'll keep her in my prayers. I heard about Michael Currione passing away too. Im one of his biggest fans and I miss very much. I heard that Melinda and Mike were good friends. She really inspired him. She gave him the strength to recover. They both are great people inside and out. They are going to be missed by many people Im sure. Also, Im trying really hard to send in a donation to Mike's Cancer Foundation. I wanna help out cause that is what Melinda and Mikey would want. Lets Work Together, And Keep Their Dreams Alive!! May they both rest in peace. We all love and miss you Melinda and Mike! Best Wishes Within his Love, Samantha :-)
Samantha <>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:11:54 (PST)
hey i am a big fan of 2gether and when i heard micheal died i was really sad and i have never even met him before. i think that he had alot going for him and he was talented and the show will NEVER be the same without him. I admire all those who are trying to find the cure for cancer and i wish them luck because my aunt died of cancer. Melinda and Micheal will never be forgotten by anyone and i send my best wishes to theirs and other cancer victims families. *kristen*
kristen <>
everett, ma CA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 08:09:20 (PST)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 03:03:09 (PST)
I'm very sorry for the passing of Melinda I recently lost a good friend to cancer on January 13,2001 Michael Cuccione. I would like to say something to Michael throught this site Michael, Kayla I just wanted to say I love you and I will never forget the time we spent together and I will never forget you OR Pink Starburst! Hope you are well Stay Strong and rest in peace sweet angel.Love Always and Forever Kayla May He And Melinda REST IN SWEET PEACE FOR ALL TIME!
Kayla Legare <>
Maple Ridge, B.C CANADA - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 18:44:29 (PST)
I lost my 27 yo daughter in May of 2000 to cervical cancer. Your story/web site touched my heart.
Gail <>
dublin, va us - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 17:30:50 (PST)
melinda! i miss you so much.. im really sorry i havent wrote you earlier, ive been so busy, but i'll never forget about you, its so hard to read your webpage.. i start crying even before i get there! its like i knew you, and like i could of helped you, but your gone, i just want you to know that i love you Melinda, your my best friend, i'll see you in heaven :-D - Erica
Erica Bennett <>
Medford , OR USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 22:55:58 (PST)
i never knew melinda, but i can read these things and know just by doing that that she was a very special person. i am very touched by her, michael, and so many others that have fought to find a cure for this deadly disease. i am 15, and hope to try to persue this same cause that so many have fought for. i have your family in my prayers. love rebekah
rebekah <>
nashville, TN US - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 18:49:37 (PST)
i miss michael so much. every time i see his face on tv i get alittle choked up. he will never be forgotten
rohzana godfrey <>
portland, or usa - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 10:44:31 (PST)
melinda, i surfed on to yuor website after i heard michael rave about you and i am glad i did as i sit here my heart ached for u your family, michael and all the otheres who have lost their lives..but one thing comes to mind michael once person can only do so much but 2gether we can make a difference..i will always remember that and do my best to not let my life be in vain and to not take it for granted..u and mike arre both proof thet sometimes the brightest candle also burns the shortest..i am happy that michael isn;t alone up there he has u and Alex to show him love.. rest in peace abd God Bless Luv, Mandy
mandy <>
new minas, ns Canada - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 21:54:53 (PST)
I love 2gether and love Michael very much and he was very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!But i wish he did not die its very sad!I also wish he was still alive the bands is going to be boring without him and i hope all of the rest of you feel the same way i do.Hes a very special kid but he did not deserve to die!I also hope that all of you wished he did not die because its very very very very very very very very very very very very very VERY VERY sad that he did even if i did not know him I also hope that,The rest of the band feel the same way too !P.S. He should have never died!
Lindsie <>
Webster, NY - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 16:20:04 (PST)
WHITEHORSE, YT CANADA - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 13:44:26 (PST)
Hi when I first heard about "Qt" dieing I thought it was just a rumor being passed I was really upset when i found out that it wasn't I love the show 2gether and he was the reason I watched it without him the show will never be the same. I really never thought someone with so much to give could ever die so soon, but I know one thing is for sure he had so many fans that he will never be forgotten.
Rene <>
Brooke, Va US - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 12:07:37 (PST)
I miss Michael soooooooo much, I wonder if he WOULD know my name if I saw him in heaven, every time I hear that Eric Clapton song I tear up and I get a lump in my throat, I'd do anything to have him back. God Bless, Erin
Erin <>
carlisle, PA USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 17:45:43 (PST)
Dear Melinda: I first heard about you while reading Michael's book. You sounded like a really sweet person, so I had to check out your webpage. You and Michael were both amazing people and it is very sad that you both died so young. But we cannot be sad that you're in Heaven now, with God and free of pain. I know that you and Michael really cared about each other, and I'm happy that you and him are together agian, like we all will be, one day. I pray to God to bless both your families. Rest In Peace, we'll never forget you.
Leann <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 15:45:54 (PST)
I am feeling very sad right now because I didnt find out about Michaels death until a few days a go. I too have a family member that has been diagnoised with cancer, and can understand your pain. I thank god everyday that my grandfather is doing better. I know that Michael is in a better place now, adn he is looking down on all of us. We all should go out and tell the special people in our lives how much we love them. You never know when god is going to come and take them away from us.
Nick <>
CA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 17:42:43 (PST)
melinda images like a nice person, i can see why michael liked her so much. in the chapter of michaels book about melinda, i felt so sad. that was the best book ive ever read, ive never cried so much. i wish i could have known melinda and michael, but it makes me feel good to know that now they are 2gether 4ever.
steph <>
wilmington, de USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 15:07:49 (PST)
I am so upset about the death of "Qt" He was one of my faviort memebers from 2gether! I saw 2gether on Mtv's trl not to long ago and they said they just filmed a few shows and "qt" was doing a little better but he was not well enought to fly to trl and then all of a sudden I am on icq and my friend comes on and tells me he passed away January 13,2001 and I was REALLY HOPEING that it waas all just a RUMOR because That was one of my fav shows and band members! I Miss Qt DANA
Dana <>
Pa - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 19:44:56 (PST)
I'm sitting here with a lump in my throat. My mom passed away from cancer in 1987 and Melinda images a bit like her in ways of how she handled herself and her outlook. I'm glad I came across this page. Moose Factory is up north, 186 miles from the nearest town which is Cochrane, ON
Alice M. Gunner <>
Moose Factory, ON Canada - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 12:43:31 (PST)
Have you ever noticed how young people can influence other young people so much more than adults ever could? This is why I think that God takes these young lives such as Melinda and Michael Cuccoine. Mike inspired me so much. He changed my life without even knowing him. Through him and Melinda speading awareness about their cancer, others can see what they are going through and want to help stop it. I have dedicated my life to making a difference after hearing these stories. We will beat cancer. Melinda, Michael, you will be remembered 4ever~!
°Vanessa° <>
my city, Canada - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 14:05:31 (PST)
I love your web site.I will pray for u.I really hope u read this.Well i web come to vist your web site as much as i can
Missy Elliott <>
Ia Usa - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 09:39:59 (PST)
what a beautiful site. melinda images like a very brave girl. i have a 11 yr old son diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes which is treatable, but having alot of difficulties with it. his levels are 512 now and having a hard time with shots. it gets frustrating. i saw this site while looking for parent support sites. we also have a brotherinlaw,45, just diagnosed with stage 4 adeno carcenoma,lung cancer.they gave him 4 mo, but he is going on his 5th now. a very scary time for him and his family. god bless you and your family.
duvall herlocker <>
grafton, wi usa - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 09:25:03 (PST)
I am so inspired by all of this. Michael Cuccione was a friend of mine. After i started liking the tv show 2gether i phoned around to the hospitals to see were he was staying because i had heard he was sick. This was about 6 weeks ago know during Christmas holidays. I finally found him in the BC childrens hospital. My mom called gloria to ask if we could come visit. She said yes. I went there and i was so excited but sad about him. When we got there Uncle mike Gloria and Domenic were there. They treated me as if i was there own child. I fell in love with the family. I dropped of a huge card and present for Michael. After that night i considered him as a friend. After i read his book i vowed to help with donations towards cancer, sadly he passed away. I am still really upset and i always will be. If anyone reads this message I am so sorry about Melinda she sounded like a wonderful girl. Love alicia wright
Alicia Wright <>
New westiminster, BC canada - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 16:16:29 (PST)
i believe that we were truly blessed to have people like melinda and michael in our world. although they accomplished a lot on earth, they can do just as much in heaven. they are truly now at peace and they don't have to go through all the pain and pressure of being cancer patients. i really appreciate what michael tried to do for cancer awareness and research. i thought that it was really cool. me and my friend were both really big fans of 2gether, and when we found out, we both cried, even during school. we go to a school with a competitive show choir, we are only in 8th grade, but we still go to competitions with the "sevvies" (seventh graders), and the high school. i have vowed to dedicate all of my musical career to michael and melinda. i thought that since michael dedicated his money and things to cancer research, i might as well dedicate something to him, since, at the time, i have no money to give to the MCF. but if i did, i would definately give it to his cause. i really wish i could have met him, since i know a lot of what he went through, since i have many family members that died of cancer, and had to go through a lot of what he had. well, now they are now truly at peace and in the care of God. they can see every cancer patient now. ô¿ô~Katty
Katty D. <>
IA USA - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 16:04:45 (PST)
I found out about poor Michael's death in tuesday the sixteenth, I was so shocked and in disbelief I kept telling myself it wasn't true. I'm 12 years old and I am a big fan of 2gether. The day he died I had these horrible backpains and it was like I never felt before, I truly believe those pains were a sign of his death. A couple of days ago, I was in a bible competition, and I won 1st place and now my blue ribboned medal is hanging over a picture of Michael when he was on the set of Baywatch as a kid with David Hasslehoff. I won that medal JUST for Michael. I think of him "every minute and every hour" of the day. my deepest sympathy for the Cuccione family, Erin
Erin <>
Carlisle, PA USA - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 14:47:57 (PST)
Sorry for not knowing an e-mail.i do not have a pc but i am know in the labs of ntua.(national polytechnic university of athens.)we ,here in greece,say that lots of words are poverty.So i want really to pay my tribute and take off my hat to you who ,by what you pass,i imagine that you can not be compared with others whatever important they are a real hero. i am a bit shocked that you are so young and i want you to give me a promise:not to give in.lastly isay that from my heart that you really reminded me how fools we are the common people that do not take in consideration one big matter:our health and we are deep in futility.sorry for my bad english,yours sincerely a new friend.
Michael Makrodimitris <I DON'T KNOW IT !>
ATHENS, GREECE - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 06:14:20 (PST)
Hey I'm so sorry that Mike passed away. And at least now Melinda, Alex, Stephanie, and Michael can all be 2gether. They all passed away at young ages. They were all so full of life and had the biggest hearts ever. Good people deserve the best. Everyone does! we will all be 2gthe rone day and be happy. No pain. No dieing. No dieseases. No negatives. ALL POSITIVES with God. Visualize whta is good... Please visit my web it's dedicated to Michael Cuccione. I'm gonna miss you youngster.
Amanda <>
NY, - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 20:38:36 (PST)
It is February 2,2001,, Ijust wanted you all to know that I was deeply touched by your website. My Lhasa,Cheyenne and i read it together.......I cried. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Janice Lozner <>
Orwell, OH USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 17:21:02 (PST)
Melinda, I think you were a very special woman. I first heard about you on Michael Cuccione's Cancer foundation site.I hope that you reunite with Michael (who just recently passed away on Jan.13 2001)in heaven.I want to thank you both for being great inspirations in my lfe. Love always, Michelle
Michelle Cuccione <>
CA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 17:18:42 (PST)
I came across this page from a link at Michael Cuccione's site.. Melinda seemed like she was a sweet girl.. She lived life to it's fullest.. She must have been so proud looking down at her good friend Michael, and everything he accomplished.. Both Michael and Melinda passed away too young.. But they are now free from pain.. I hope they are in Heaven smiling upon all of us.. Because of people like them, so many more people want to help and find a cure for Cancer.. May they rest in peace... Take care and God Bless!!
Becky <>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 10:25:27 (PST)
BAKO, CA USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 17:30:14 (PST)
In November 1999, I lost my eight-year-old son to neuroblastoma. I'm not sure I'll ever be the same. Good luck to you!
Charles Foster Kane <>
CA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 11:52:13 (PST)
Wow. The last time someone wrote in this page was in 1997. Well it's 2001 now and Michael Cuccione died on January 13, 2001. I never met him or Melinda, just a big fan. You both inspired me, although I have no close friends or family, I do know some who have died from cancer. I'm going to do a fundraiser so I can donate the money to Michael's foundation (@ my site you can learn more). Melinda, Michael, I hope you to are in peace watching down from above. I'm not that religous, but still. . . .as Michael said. . . .God Bless. . .
USA - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 09:19:38 (PST)
thank u for shareing this with the world.GOD BLESS
julius wise <>
sacramento , ca - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 23:30:38 (PST)
Dear Melinda, You were a very brave and strong girl and I greatly admire you for that. I am a junior in college and I pray to God every night that someday he will help us find a cure for thisdevistating disease. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I know that your sweet angelic face is watching over us every day. I am a stronger person knowing that there are people like you who have changed so many lives. To Melinda's family: If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. sincerely, Dawn
Dawn <>
lyndhurst, nj CA - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 22:27:30 (PST)
I'm so sorry that Melinda passed away. At least Melinda and Michael are in gods hands now,But when we end up passing away we will see them there and a lot of other angels. Michael and Melinda will be sadly missed,by friends,family,people they didn't know
Ashley <Navykid9945>
Redford, MI1 USA - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 10:30:50 (PST)
In 1994 I lost the closest person to me in the world, my grandfather James "Jimbo" Earl Boggs.He died of cancer to the brain and lungs. Today my fourth block class I shared my experiance of these death with my class and last night I was sent a copy of a poem called a "letter from God" Here's alittle bit from it:"...I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over, I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; But together we can do it taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too; That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. ..." Love You Guys and stay strong Melissa
Melissa Boggs <>
Fountain Inn , SC USA - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 15:56:32 (PST)
to the parents I came here to find out something about Micheal Cuccione but found out stuff about your daughter. It appears sha has passed away because of cancer I believe. Well hoe ever she died I am truley sorry. I have also learned that Micheal has died I did not know for sure or not but I pray for you and his family. I have also found that they were best friends and now they are together for ever
lindsey <>
albuquerque, nm usa - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 15:32:18 (PST)
I found this website through and I was very touched by Melinda's story and the dedication of her family to continue updating the website. I don't know of anyone in my community who hasn't been touched by cancer and that's something that should strike the heart of every person. I'm participating in the Fight against Cancer on Feb. 1st at Michigan State University because my grandfather just recently passed away after a 5-day battle with cancer. 5 DAYS! You can go so fast when sickness strikes and it was a fact I was unaware of until now. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help cancer research because I want to very much. Your website touched my heart and I'm positive I'm not the only one based on the guestbook. God Bless. XOXO~KELLEY
Kelley <>
East Lansing, MI USA - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 07:50:20 (PST)
To everyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one or dealed with cancer: When I lost my favorite Aunt Gene and Uncle Jimmy to cancer I cried forever. I asked why and thougt we should all be able to stay alive forever . Why does anyone have to suffer from cancer. That word brought me to tears every time I heard it. To see a loved one suffer is horrible. I could feel thiers and everyone elses pain. When I went to the making a difference website and read about Melinda Rose, Charlie Hays and Michael Cuccione, Icried. I realized God takes those who have made a difference in peoples lives. That is what all those people who have passed from cancer have done. After hearing their stories I found that you may only have a short time on this earth, so make it meaningful. My goal in life is to help all those victims young and old by continuing their dreams of ending the suffering. To Melinda and all the others in heaven and on earth you have changed my life for the better. God Bless your friends and loved ones and I know you are taking care of the others in heaven. One day I will see you hopefully Melinda. Taylor-12
Taylor <>
NJ US - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 13:07:15 (PST)
John P <>
Chilliwack, B.C. Canada - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 10:12:51 (PST)
The world was blessed to have micheal and melinda in it.I was devestated to hear that micheal had passed away. Both of my grandparents have passed away with cancer and micheal and melinda have touched so many lives with their story. May they rest in 4ever peace!! Love always, Amy
Amy <>
Ny USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 04:48:10 (PST)
Melinda, please take care of our Michael we fell so in love with. He's all your's, so i know He's in good hands. R.I.P. you guys!
Danielle Cuccione <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 23:43:24 (PST)
I was a very big fan of Michael Cuccione's, and when I was reading his book, I was very touched by the relationship he had with Melinda. She seems like she was an extremely nice girl and one with a zest for life. She is truely at peace now. :)
Tricia <>
MO USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 20:07:33 (PST)
I wish you and your family luck and hope that you have the support and wil to go on and i also hope that you understand that it was her time to go and no matter what the lord an dmelinda will always be with you god bless you and you can still survive.
christine <>
valporaiso , IN USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 08:49:27 (PST)
It is such a sad occassion when a loved one passes but I think it is much more sad when one passes due to having cancer. My life has been affected, more than one situation due to this dreaded diseases. Don't let this web site fall -it stands not only as a legacy for Melinda but for all cancer patients who didn't get the opportunity to note their dreams.
Prishanti <Redhi>
Durban, KZN South Africa - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 00:22:58 (PST)
Dear Hathaways, Long before Michael was known as QT on 2gether, I read the book There Are Survivors. It was a very excellent book but one chapter kept me looking back. That was of Michael's friendship with Melinda. It was a blessing that Melinda should be the best friend Michael could have. It's too bad she died young. It was also sad that Michael should die young too. But the happy thing is they're both in heaven together and free from the pain.
John Smith <>
Winnipeg, MB CANADA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 21:08:18 (PST)
I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is the ultimate loss, and there are no words to express my deepest sympathy. My heart goes out to your family. I wish there was something I could say to make your family feel better, but know there is nothing. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless
Laura/Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial <>
Mn usa - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 16:40:39 (PST)
Hi, my name is Kristin. I found this sight through Michael Cucciones page. Its so sad to see this kind of thing happen to people so young, or any age for that matter, but I know that Melinda and Michael are up in heaven together looking down on everyone. We will always remember them, because they have touched so many of us in so many different ways, it makes you really take a good look at life. I wish both of their families all the best and may Melinda and Michael rest in peace.
Kristin <>
Yorktown, VA USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 14:43:39 (PST)
Hello. Melinda and all of the cancer patients were so brave and caring. Both her and Michael were positive and wanted to help other people get through those bad times. It's so sad that they had to pass away. Earth was so much more when they were here. They have made a difference. Now they are up in heaven togeather. Singing and writting poetry. Watching over the world and hoping we all will help make a difference. I know I will.
Courtney <>
ON CA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 10:44:52 (PST)
Hi my name is samantha, and i never heard that Michael Cuccione was dead, i was sad because where i live (military) no italy it's hard to keep up with the "American MTV" i just moved here right after i saw the premere of the 2gether movie makin' fun of boy bands, and i loved it i heard that the boy QT had passed away i was so mortified i surfed through the net and this speacial girl on his web~page made my heart melt as well i wish both Micheal Cuccione and Melinda Rose peace and love. God bless and You two are one of the many people who open our eyes. lots of love~Samantha 15
Samantha <>
CA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 09:23:23 (PST)
Hy my name is melanie I was sufing the net for Mikeal Cuccione info .And came upon this web site.It really touch me. Two moths i came upon this web site i heard that micke has passed away too. I was sad for a while. But i know that mike is happy because he is whit his good Melinda. YOu both Rest in peace. Melanie 16
melanie <>
GLousester, Canada - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 18:46:22 (PST)
To a great boy with a beautiful voice. I love and I miss you. Why did you have to go away so young. The same age as me. I wish you were still here with us. You were a great boy, Micheal, and I will never forget your great personality. Your sweet and I wish I could have told you that I love you. With all the best, Morgan
Morgan(Mo')Bunkley <>
Colliers, WV USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 19:07:16 (PST)
Hey to Melinda's Family, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I came across this site from Michael Cuccione's Page. And I'm disgusted and I think it is very disrespectful for some of the rude fans not to mention Your daughter Melinda, afterall this is her page and she died to. I think it's great that they mention Michael but Melinda is a person, she died too and I'm sure your all still grieving. I sorta know what it's like to loose a love one to cancer. My really good friend as a child died of bone caner in 1995. And a friend close to me right now as brain cancer and he is only 16..and I hate to say this but I don't think he will make it. One last thing..Rest In peace to Melinda, Michael, Charlie Hays, Alex and to all those other young sick children who died of cancer!! GOD BLESS!
Jessica <>
KS CA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 15:31:23 (PST)
Dear Melinda's Mom or Dad, My name is Amiee Sadler and I, like you have lost someone to caner. I know that saying I'm sorry for your loss dosen't help very much when it's your child. I want you to know that I am sorry and know about the sleep-less nights, even though we know that they are in a better place. My grandfather had cancer and the isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him and now Melinda. It's not fair that we have to loose someone wwe love. There are times when I don't want to keep living as I assume that you do too. I am very glad that you have. Without your website I would have never been able to accept the fact that I too have cancer. Your website has taught me and helped me. It has explained to my friends some of the things I could not. That is something that I will never be able to thank you enough for. To all of the people who are talking about Michael, I creid when I found out also but this is for Melinda and her family and I think that it should be left that way.
Amiee Sadler <>
Nashville, Tn USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 13:28:50 (PST)
I was checking out the Michael Cuccione website and I saw this website. I am sad and happy that both Melinda and Michael died because cancer can't hurt them anymore. There free, in peace Love ya, Veronica
Veronica <>
Timmins, Ont. CA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 12:09:13 (PST)
I am a fan of Michael cuccione, However, I am absolutely apalled ( the behavior of some of his selfish fans! Your behavior is discusting and disrespectful this site is not for Michael! Melinda passed away and she was just as good a person, however, she was not a real celebrity. But really, does that add or take away the amount of hurt her death causes?! What I am saying is if you were a true fan of Michael's, out of respect to him you would not be disrespectful to his close friend!
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 10:55:42 (PST)
Sorry for your loss - Cancer has taken some loved one from me .
Kelly Mac Donald
CA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 05:37:32 (PST)
Hey, i read "Make A Difference" and it touched my heart. Melinda and Michaels story's were so touching. The voice of Michael was like an angel and he made us all realize how lucky we are. At least we kno that they are together in heaven....they have eachother now. Melinda and Michael -- RIP. we love you ~ Michael wanted to make a difference in this world -- he definitely acheived his goal :) jus remember the song ~ Only the good die young ~ xoxo Alissa
Alissa <>
Old Bethpage, NY US - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 23:04:35 (PST)
I just want to say I am very sorry to Melinda's family, and we all know she is looking down on us. I am going to try to help the fight for cancer. R.I.P.
Jessica <>
NC USA - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 16:47:21 (PST)
I just want to give my deepest sympathy to the family,,,my grandma passed away 2 years ago from breast cancer,,,and just remeber melinda will always be in your hearts and souls as will my grandma in mine!
Kristina <>
MI - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 16:20:19 (PST)
when i heard that michael died it really hit home. All of my passed on relatives have died of cancer and the fact that it hurts me so much that someone I've never met died I can't imagine how horrible his family must feel. But it's my opinion that he was already an angel on earth and god decided to grant michael his wings. Even though I've never met him I feel love for him and the fact that he died 8 days after his 16th birthday must be very hard for his family. "Forever is not a choice, One day we will hear God's voice, And I hope today is not the day, Because right now I wanna stay" I love you Michael
Kaitlin <>
Windsor, ontario Canada - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 15:51:33 (PST)
Oh my goodness, where to start? I've been to Michael site and came across this site. The minute I heard that Michael had died I started crying. The worst part was, I was at skewl during 3rd period so I had to hold myself together the rest of the day. I kept thinking about how much he has changed people's lives and how much he inspries those who don't even have family or friends with cancer. I have recently sent $20 for his lieu of flowers. I'm not sure what the flowers are for but I enclosed a letter saying how much I'll be praying for him and keep sending money. I don't go a day without thinking about him. I pray for him and everyone he's met that they can cope with this time. I mean just think, if us fans can't keep ourselves together just think what his friends and family must be going though. Keep him in your heart. I LOVE YA MICHAEL~RIP *Aubrey
Aubrey <>
San Fran, CA USA - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 15:04:00 (PST)
hey i just wanted to say i was reading melindas webpage and i think its so sweet she really seems like a wonderful person i wish i would have gotten to meet her, i got the link to her website from michael cucciones book "there are survivors"!! they both are big inspirations to me!! recentally michael passed away, and it has been really hard on me, but thinking hes in heaven with melinda makes me feel much better cause now they have eachother!!
brittany <>
rochester, ny usa - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 10:54:45 (PST)
To the Family of Melinda, I understand your loss and the trouble you battled. My aunt was jsut recentlty stated fro two weeks to live. She has been batteling brain cancer for three years now. I wish you all the best with keeping her in your hearts and never forgetting all those wonderful moments when she got you to laugh when you were having the worst day ever. She truly was a gem in the eyes of the lord. Remember that she has advanced to a far better place then seh ever could have on earth. I'm positive she's watching over right now, and playing a game of twister with Michael and Alex. She can only wait until the day when her untire family gets to join her in her own space in heaven. May God bless. ~Amber
Amber <>
Elyria, OH USA - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 06:15:12 (PST)
Melinda's Family, Hello, my name is Estrella Velasquez. I was visiting the site of Michael Cuccione and ran across your daughters' web site. I just wanted to tell you that I'm a breast cancer survivor even though I'm only 20-years-old. I know it has been a while since Melinda's passing but, every family still feels loss in there hearts. I just wanted to tell you that from what I've read ... your little girl was an extraordinary young women. I commend you as parents (and brothers). Your daugthers' physical being may be gone but her mental being still lives on. My prayers & blessings goes to you and your family. GOD BLESS!
Estrella Velasquez <>
Miami, FL USA - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 05:12:41 (PST)
Hi, as you probably know michael or qt from 2ge+her has tragically passed away over the weekend of cancer. I just built a web site that im hoping if I get enough people 2 sign the message board I will send it to mike's family or maybe 2ge+her 2 show them how much he meant to all of us so help me out. Tell everyone u can! Thanks! <3 Lindsay RIP MiKE!!!!
lindsay <>
westmont, il IL - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 02:37:01 (PST)
Tiffany <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 22:39:24 (PST)
Tiffany <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 22:38:44 (PST)
I just wanted to drop a little note because its people like Melinda and Michael Cuccione who resently pasted away adn joined Melinda, Alex and to be w/ God, are the people you change the world. They are truely inspirations.
Chrissy <>
Hope, RI US - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 20:19:05 (PST)
hi every1, i heard from ET that micheal had died. even though i have neva seen any of his shows just the way he was so beautifal and happy inspired me. Most fo the people that have written in this guest book about how they loved him and never met him and the sorrow they feel, well, imagen the how the family and friends must feel. Rest In Peace Micheal Love Natalie
natalie <>
Brisbane, Q Australia - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 19:49:24 (PST)
I just wanted to add that Melinda's story has also touched me. I hope more people in the world are like her.
Nadia <>
RI USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 17:24:52 (PST)
Hi, I would just like to say how much I admire the strength of all cancer victims. I was very heart broken when I found out about Michael's death. His story touched my heart and I'm sure it has touched many others. His memory will live on in my life.
Nadia <>
RI USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 17:19:12 (PST)
I just heard about Micheal's death. It is very sad. He had a very good life and no matter what he had been though he always seem so happy most of the time. I will always miss him. I wanted to meet him so bad. I hope 2Ge+her keeps going. QT will always be in my heart and I'm sure he will be in thousands of other peoples hearts too.
Nicole <>
CA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 12:36:10 (PST)
Melinda and Michael's family and friends, I just recently heard about Michael Cuccione's death. I have been to this website of Melinda's many times before. I learned Michael and Melinda were good friends. She is a very lucky girl. My dream was to meet Michael. I would have done anything. I tried so hard to get tickets to a Britney Spears concert to see him. But I couldn't get any. When I found out about Michael's death, I couldn't stop crying. I still cry. I listened to his solo on the first 2ge+her cd a bunch of times, and just cried. I just wanted to say my heart goes out to all those who knew and care about Melinda and Michael. And I know there in heaven, smileing down on us together. Melinda... please take care of my michael :)
Krystle <>
MA USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 11:53:27 (PST)
I occasionally watched the show 2gether, and i thought that michael was really a cutie (which fit his nickname "QT" perfectly)...i just found out today that michael passed away, and i'm sorry for all the ppl who knew him. He seemed like a great guy and i hope that he's resting in peace. I'm sorry that i didn't know melinda, but i hope that she will also rest in peace and find a comfortable place in heaven. Love, Tiffany, 16
Tiffany <>
Sarnia, On Canada - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 11:02:54 (PST)
did anybody hear that QT aka micheal cuccione died like last week from namonia??? i was wondering if is true. it was on mtv on the 16th of jan. , but i wasnt sure if i heard it right.
qt luver
U.S.A - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 21:25:54 (PST)
Oh God...i don't even know where to begin. I loved Michael so much, as all of you do and it hurts me so bad that he is gone. I didn't find out until Jan.17, and it was so unbelivable. I mean someone as kind, caring, and loving as him...I started crying, and still am. Michael was so awesome. I mean look at all that he has done for the world. He's helped out in so many ways. After reading his book, my entire point of view of the world changed, I saw things differently. After losing a friend in a tragic accident and losing a wonderful teacher to cancer, I just couldn't cope, but I thought of people out there who are dedicating their lives to Michael, and I know we are so lucky to have people like him. The first time I saw 2ge+her, and I saw him singing I fell in love with him immediately. My friend and I were so in love with 2ge+her. I wanted to meet him so bad...and now I guess that i'll have to wait a while longer. I'll never understand why God took Michael away, but I know that he has his own reasons, but I feel like a part of my heart was ripped out... Michael made his own memory, a memory that I know none of us will ever forget. I admired Michael so much, and I always will. I don't really know how 2 say this...I loved u so much Michael, I can't believe that your gone, it hurts me so much & makes me want 2 cry & never stop. I loved your voice and your sweet smile, you were so cute...i can't explain how much admired u,the only thing that truly makes me feel better is knowing ur in heaven & that u lived a good life,i love u 4ever babe...steph
*~Steph~* <>
Madison, IN U.S.A. - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 19:02:34 (PST)
hey girl...i really feel for one of micheals biggest fans and the nite i heard the news i started to cry...i loved him so much and i dont understand why he had to die at such a young age he was such a sweetie and a hottie at that...i wish i would've got to meet him and touch him once...but i guess ill be looking forward to something when i die..that i will get to see his cute face in heaven..may his body R.I.P. my prayers are with you all who were big fans of QT...2ge+her will not be the same without and respect, Becky I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MICHEAL!!!
Becky <>
Escondido, CA USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 13:32:26 (PST)
hey girl...i really feel for one of micheals biggest fans and the nite i heard the news i started to cry...i loved him so much and i dont understand why he had to die at such a young age he was such a sweetie and a hottie at that...i wish i would've got to meet him and touch him once...but i guess ill be looking forward to something when i die..that i will get to see his cute face in heaven..may his body R.I.P. my prayers are with you all who were big fans of QT...2ge+her will not be the same without and respect, Becky I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MICHEAL!!!
Becky <>
Escondido, CA USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 13:32:25 (PST)
Kim <>
Milwaukee, WI CA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 13:07:21 (PST)
Hey....I love your site....I give all my sympathy to Michael Cuccione fans....His death has been so tragic.. when i found out a few days ago i burst into tears... i have posters of him everywhere in my room and i've been forced to take them down...because whenever i see his face i start bawling...i mis him so much even though i never personally met him. he was an awesome actor adn singer and will be missed by alot of people...he was my inspiration...he was such a strong guy to have went through all the chemo and everything....on mtv they did an interview a while after he got pneumonia and had recooperated...sorry if i didn't spell it right...he said he was feeling so much better and that he was going to start more 2gether episodes soon.....i'm such a fan of his ....and i'll continue to love him forever until i see him again.the hardest part of him being gone is not that i'm just a fan who never met him but because we're the same age....
Ruskin, Fl us - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 12:36:24 (PST)
When micheal died, i cried and i havent stoped yet. he was the best. i loved him so much. i miss him. i didnt really know him but when he died apart of me died to. i fell asleep listing to his song on repeat. the whole world just was saden when they herd. not stoping to think i just burst out in tears talking to the guy i like.the world just stoped spinning to shed a tear when he was gone. it got colder outside after he died. no matter where he is he will always have a place in my heart and his fans. we love you micheal. 2gether will never be the same with out you.
Julia <>
hamilton, ohio usa - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 11:18:40 (PST)
Although I never met either the two of them, I think they're happy whereever they are now. I couldn't believe the day I found out. I had tears in my eyes! I love *QT* so much! :*( ReSt In PeAcE MeLiNdA aNd MiChEaL a.K.a. *QT*!!! You both will be missed so very much!!!
~*annie*~ <>
Hagatna, Gu USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 04:42:51 (PST)
I really don't know what to think right now. I didn't know till my friend told me today; it happend a week ago and I can't believe I just found out. When she told me I felt something taking over my body, because Michael and I had a connection, even thought we never met, he helped me alot, y wrote him a letter talking about my moms situation that I didn't know if she had cancer or not, that doctors didn't call yet, after 2 days of sending him that letter, on the third day something I didn't expect came for me, it was a letter from him to me, I opened it and he send me a picture of him with his autograph with a note, saying thankyou for your kind letter, and just believe, love Michael. I feel sad, but I realize that it was better this way, he tought me and many people to never give up and believe, 'cause there are survivors if you have faith, and everything happens for a reason, he made a difference, and he was a great and true son, brother, friend, family, love... I'm gonna miss him, but he will always remain in my heart. Thankyou, I just needed to say what I felt. Persons like Michael is what we need in this world, true believers. May Melinda and Michael rest in peace, and God bless their families.
Sandy <>
Moorpark, Ca CA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 22:30:52 (PST)
I just wanted to say that i cant believe that Michael died i truly love him and glad hat he is in heaven.He was such a healthy and beautiful child and it still brings me tears to know that he is gone even though i never got to meet him. I wanted to give all my love to everyone that feels the way i do and his relitives also his friends.His memory will stay with me forever.God bless. I love you Michael A.K.A Q.T
Jessica Thorburn <>
Newbedford, Ma Usa - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 17:47:55 (PST)
I just wanted to say that i'm sorry that Michael died. i'm a big fan of Alex Solowitz and he meant so much to the band. i also wanted to say i'm sorry about Melinda. i didn't know her personally but i'm sure she was very special. R.I.P. Michael and Melinda.
CA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 17:00:00 (PST)
I just recently found out that Michael died, which was really upsetting for me. He and Melinda were way too young to die... but they're happy together now, because remember, there are no tears (or cancer!) in heaven...
Sarah <>
Archbald, PA US - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 14:39:50 (PST)
R.I.P Melinda & Michael. I miss both of you! :*(
Mary <>
Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 13:09:10 (PST)
I couldn't believe that Michael died when i heard it. I just started to cry.... I really didn't know why either, becasue i never even knew him. I somehow got into his website and thats how I found this one. I wanted to send my deepest sympathy's to Melinda's family as well as Michael's family. Just looking at Michael's website and Melinda's website has inspired me so much... When I was in 8th grade(2yrs ago)I had a Disease( which i can't spell)(sorry)for about 3 months.Nobody even knew it because i felt and looked perfectly normally. I was suppose to be at the minimum, blind or at the maximum i could of died! The reason why I'm not is because my mother is a nurse and got the results very fast( thanks to her friends) so I got treated quickly... but it wasn't over it took 2 months to finally figure out what was worng with me. I was so scared that I was going to die.I even remember crying at night. I had to have an iv in my arm for 28 days. I know that Michael and Melinda are in a better place and that there together looking over at us. Although I've never met either of them (which i would have loved to)They've both inspired me, and will continue forever. Rest in peace Michael and Melinda!
Shannon <>
CA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 12:30:04 (PST)
Melinda I don't know if we've figured out how to send e-mail to Heaven ... but, I just want you to know that I enjoyed looking through your web-site today. I'm glad you had a loving dedicated family to help you get through your most difficult time. I'm sure they miss you very much.
Beth Fox <>
Tigard, OR USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 11:35:04 (PST)
Rest In Peace Michael Cuccione. Melinda and Michael are together again, im sure they are both happy and watching over all of us. Michael and Melinda, i never met either of you, but you both mean more to me than you can ever imagine. I will never forget either of you as long as i live. God Bless <3 always, Kim
Kim <>
NJ USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 10:49:20 (PST)
I really only found out about Michael through the 2gether movie. I saw him and starting looking for information and was absolutely amazed. He did everything! He wrote a book, songs, released a CD, had a foundation, was an actor, singer, dancer, writer and a terrific one at that! I completely, utterly respected, admired him. he was eveything that i dream of being! Recently (a few months ago) a good friend of mine, Todd, was killed in a car accident. Now I know that this has nothing to do with my friend...but, in my mind there was a connection between Michael and Todd. A remote one, but a connection nonetheless. They were born only 4 days apart, Todd on New Years Day, and Michael on Jan. 5. They were both extremely talented when it came to performing, whether singing, acting, dancing, anything. I admired them both with the utmost respect. And they both died within a few months of each other. the only comfort I can find in Michael's death is what a difference he really made in the world. I can only imagine making that kind of difference. And all of those achievements before he even turned 16! He will be in my mind and heart (with Todd) forever.
Lisa Rough <>
Seattlle, WA USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 23:25:08 (PST)
As an avid 2Gether fan, I have visited the site for Michael Cuccione's foundation many times, and everytime I continue on to Melinda's page. It amazes me how many wonderful people lose their lives to cancer when they shouldn't have to. With more funding and research, more people who can [and will] change the world like Melinda & Michael will live. There is a history of cancer in my family, and as a 13 year old, only two years younger than Melinda and a little shy of three years younger than Michael, I worry for myself, my family, and potentially my children. I'd like to tell the Hathaways that I agree with them on the fact that it was a blessing to have a wonderful child like Melinda. I am glad that Michael and Melinda were friends, because without Michael's link, I never would have found out about Melinda or her life. I hope they're having a great time up in Heaven, and if either one of you is reading and you have time, say hi to my grandpa for me :) [He died of lung cancer in 1998]
Allyson Schneider <>
Seattle, WA US - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 21:28:49 (PST)
Melinda -- I'm sorry I never got to know you. But I'm so glad that so many people have heard about you, and know your story. I pray that Michael and you are together, and very very happy. I know that you both are no longer in any pain, and that you were truly amazing and wonderful people. I will never, ever forget you, and I will always remember what is important in life because of the two of you. You've touched my life, and obviously thousands of other people's lives. The two of you have accomplished more in your lives than millions of people accomplish in 70-80 years. But I hope that you both will never be lonley, and that Michael will never be in pain again. I'm so sorry to everyone that knew them personally, but I know you will all be happy again, because that's what they would want. And Melinda and Michael --- thank you so much. You have meant so much to me, and have changed my life. I will never forget you. Thanks for everything you've done, and God bless.
Tara <>
Derwood, MD USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 20:31:11 (PST)
I knew Micheal Cuccione....He was a sweet guy! I have his CD and when I was visiting my cousin in the hospitol, that's where I met Micheal. He was so sweet and nice to me that I got a hug and he kissed me on the cheek! That mad my day! But now he's gone and for one thing! He'll always be in my heart! I wrote a poem for him and it goes a lil something like this : "R.I.P. Micheal Cuccione (luv ya hun) Although I didn't know him well, I feel he's been so close to me. To see him once more, I'd tell him how much I care for him. I want to hold him in my arms, and never let go 'til the end. His voice was so soothing, and he fills my heart with joy. To believe that he's gone, I just don't want to face it. THe fact that I could never say good-bye, but I know in my heart, that's were he'll remain. ~*Sandy Arseneault*~" I wrote that the day I found out that Micheal had passed away! My cousin yet doesn't know that he's gone but I just can't understand why the big guy upstairs took him away from everyone that loves him! His family and mine! Atleast now Micheal feels no pain and he's in a better place. The one bad thing is that I never got to say good-bye to Micheal! I wanted to do that so that it would make his passoing a little easier on me! For these past few days I've felt his pain and sufering! And I'll always keep a part of him in my heart forever!! Love you too muihc Micheal and I hope that you'll wait for me when my time comes! Luv you lotz! Sandy (cuzy)
Sandy Arseneault <>
Burnaby, BC CANADA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 20:13:12 (PST)
I WROTE THIS TO MR. B AND MRS.G ... NOAHS PARENTS.. BECAUSE I HAD NO WHERE TO SEND IT TO.. CAUSE I WAS TRYING TO GET IT TO MICHEALS PARENTS.. IF ANYONE HAS THE ADD.. PLEASE MAIL IT TO ME.. AND MAIL ME TOO.. I WANNA HEAR YOUR COMMENTS Dear Mr.B and Mrs. G Look I'm sooo angry right now, that I can't handle was I'm about to say. It's about QT! Now I know this is your sons weboage not QT'S but I couldn't find another add to just write this too. I can't stop crying. And I just found this out today that he has past away. It's soooo annoying! I hate death. Like why do we have to die! Like is there any reason, why can't God just let us live and live for the longest time so the ppl that we love don't have to leave us! I don't get it? Do you ? I can totally understand the pain and hurt that the Cuccione family are feeling this instance right now! I was in this place last year. In about april when my grandmother past away from cancer. I couldn't help it! I loved her, and was drepessed for the longest time! Just like QT her lungs just decided to fail.. and just my mom and her 3 brothers got to see her take her last breath! So I KNOW WHAT they are feeling! And I don't know what to say. I don't know what to do! I want to send some flowers, but I know how it is, when you have too many flowers in the funeral home, and they are expensive, and it's way better to send it to that thingy from QT! That would be good! But I'M sooo mad! Why did he have to die! He was only 16! My age.. he had sooo many years ahead of him, to have fun and be a teenager. He would have loved it! Here's what I got to say to a fan or someone who's as depressed as I am! it'z ok ... even though he was very young, he had the opportunity to live his dream of singing, dancing, and acting. He had a good life and even though it's over now, he will have died happy because everything he wished for came true. So try not to be sad, but happy for him because I'm sure the last thing he'd want was to make his fans become sad, when all he ever wanted was to famous. And being able to do the things he loved most. =) Look I think of it in this way his death was only sad to those who didn't know him .. but to those who realized how he lived his life .. and how he strived to have a dream and fulfill it .. People will realize that his death was not something of a tragedy, but of a fulfillment of a dream which became reality. Look Mr.B and Mrs. G, can you please try to get this email across to His parents please! PLEASE! I know they would love to hear about what his fans have to say. And even though he's gone, his singing will never be forgotten! Thanks for keeping us fans updated! 2GETHER 4EVER! Love Marisa Filippelli
Marisa <>
Toronto, ONT CANADA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 19:30:23 (PST)
I havn't read much about Melinda, but I just learned that Michael died and I knew that them two had a connection of some sort. I feel so bad..but I guess I shouldnt b/c his suffering has ended and hes with someone caring, somewhere, with Melinda. It's funny, that everyone cares about money, and food, and clothing, and everyones having a crisis over they're nails being smudged or why didnt they be prom queen, when there are millions of kids who are too weak to put on nail polish, or never live to the age of prom kings and queens. I feel that the death of such a well known person (Michael) touched people so deeply to make them realize, "hey, there are millions of kids dying from this."..I must say I was not much of a fan of 2gether, but his death is a sudden reality check to me to cherish my life and what I have left of it. His death has made me more caring. I cant understand the pain his family and friends are going through right now. My heart has been heavy all day thnking of how ironic and just plain horrible it is, I mean, Melinda must have went through such a struggle...and Michael went through 2 yrs of Cancer, then 5 yrs of remission, why would God send them through this life of pain? Or was it pain? Michael sure did make a difference for many cancer patients, and touched the heart of millions with his charm....he really was...and still is... a "Q.T.". R.I.P Melinda n' Michael-Love together forever in peace and watch over your families
Lauren R----- <>
Glen Cove, NY USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 18:55:32 (PST)
charloote <>
calgary, AB CA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 18:33:28 (PST)
Mike and Melinda were unbeliveable people. Both are true inspirations to us all. Michelle, your comment made me very angry because you wrote that he is dead! Maybe in this life he is but Mike C is living on in everyone's hearts. He truly touched mine and i pray that he is safe and happy now. Lots of love Katy xxoo
Katy <>
Port Coquitlam, Bc CA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 18:07:44 (PST)
Deepest sympathies to Melinda's friends and family and to anyone else who is struggling in life. She is in a better place now.
CA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 15:27:43 (PST)
I am so sorry to hear about Melindas passing and my favourite and will always be the most caring,down to earth handsom guy Micheal. I cried for hours after hearing about this and i hope hes okay you'll always be in my heart micheal!
sara bennett
canada - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 15:24:20 (PST)
my heart goes out to Micheal's family and friends.
lauren <>
cali usa - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 13:44:27 (PST)
i am sorry to say this but Micheal Cuccione died yesterday of complications.
lauren <>
cali usa - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 13:41:53 (PST)
I never knew Melinda but I was friends with Micheal Cuccione.He was a greaat and inspiring person and dear friend. From what I have heard so was Melinda. Mike is in heaven not suffering anymore happy with Melinda.Many of my family has died of cancer. It is a horrible diease that has to come to an end. Melinda was an insperation to eveyone and her spirit lives on with Mikes.
Denise <>
Vancouver, B.C.., Canada - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 23:26:52 (PST)
this site is amazing.i just found out about michael cuccione's death yesterday i thought it was a joke but today i found out that it wasn't.You both have touched me so deepest sympathy goes to their families.They were amazing people that will never be forgotten.
francine <>
nyc, ny usa - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 20:10:20 (PST)
Melinda: I just found out that Michael Cuccione has died from cancer. I wasn't a really big fan of 2ge+her, but his death has touched me deeply. It's so sad to know that someone younger than me has died from such a horrible disease. I looked him up on the internet to find out some info, and I read somewhere that you were a close friend of his. Now I'm glad that you two will at least be together. Much Love.
Josephine Marie <>
Newtown, PA United States - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 18:00:37 (PST)
I was deeply moved by the words and thoughts of Melinda and how much Love she had for life and Helping others. The website content is truly admirable and just wanted to let you know how much admiration I have for you dear Melinda and how lucky you were to be blessed by Loving Family and accepting Gods Plan for you. May you rest in Peace and your message and Courage will LIVE Forever. This website serves as a inspiration to all..Thanks for sharing with me, my thoughts and prayers are with you !!! Sincerely BRIAN Webmaster
Brian <>
Boca Raton , Fl USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 11:51:50 (PST)
I just learned of Michael Cuccione's death today. This site has touched me very deeply and my heart goes out to both families of Melinda and Michael. May they find peace and each other.
Norman A. Cardinal <>
Victoria, BC CA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 11:32:49 (PST)
Thankyou Melinda for walking with me and my son. Your presence has been a joy during this difficult time.
Sheila <>
Barrie, Ontario CA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 17:48:59 (PST)
i to am a cancer survior i am 26yrs old. i had a very rare cancer called esthionueroblastoma in my right sinus. monday jan.8,2001 was 2yrs i had a major operation and had it removed. today i am doing great. malinda's web site is truly a blessing and my heart goes out to you her parents. my prayers are with you. images like god is pretty lucky in heaven to have such a wonderful girl with him. i enjoyed your web site. may god bless you. plesae email me if you would like to hear more of my testimony. shannon booth
shannon booth <>
fremont, nc us - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 17:08:01 (PST)
natchez, ms usa - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 12:37:52 (PST)
TO Melinda's family, how blessed you were to have such a lovely duaghter, I too, was searching for Lhasa Apso info, and came across your sight, I often forget to appreciate my 10 & 13 year old son as I do My Lhasa (SPalding). I will be sure to hug my sons today ASAP, and will pray for your family. What a gift Melinda has left to us all.
Teresa Rector <>
Rock Hill, sc usa - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 12:12:01 (PST)
Hi, i just accidently came over this website, im 14 going on 15, and i have been expieriencing some pressure and dizziness in my head, i know it probaly itsnt something bad, But i have gotten so scared thinking it is. Well, i was doing some research and i was trying to find more about it. And when i came over this website, i have relised how terrible it must be for someone that young, my age to have cancer. FOr the family also. I just find it amazing how much courage melinda had and how strong she was . As a teenager, its so hard just to go to school sometimes, but alone cancer its unbelievable. i look up to melinda. She was a brave sole. She inspired me, and hopefully someday i will beable to do something or help in a way for cancer. Thank you for having this website. :)
CA - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 15:20:30 (PST)
On September 21,2000 I wrote you a second time telling you that my granddaughter, Lyndsey's leukemia had returned and how devestated we all were.I just wanted to send this note that on November 17, we took Lyndsey to the hospital for a blood transfusion only we thought and on November 19,2000 Lyndsey passed away. It has been so hard for us as you well know,but I don't feel like I will ever be the same again. A part of my heart is gone and it will never be replaced. Some days I think I am doing better and the next day I am worse. It just seems so unfair for these children to have to have their lives cut short like this. Lyndsey was a beautiful and loveing 15 year old who was just beginning to experience life. I know you know how we feel and I hope that we all have brighter days some how. Please pray for us and I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.Thank you for this place of refuge for me. JoAnn Britt
JoAnn Britt <>
Oxford, Al USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 19:22:17 (PST)
I am 12 years old and that story really touched my heart.
Melinda S.
Canada - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 08:08:28 (PST)

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