Our story was written with love and pride and to share the difficult challenges our family faced in caring for opur much loved daughter, Melissa. It was written to share with others the ways in which we coped and shared her short life. The hope is that what we learnt can be shared with others. As a family we all chose to remain positive. We were not in denial. We could only cope by being positive. It was difficult to discuss the fight for life we were facing. Almost proving too big a challenge we were supported by our community and still cannot thank those special people who were there for us. It is only now I can be honest and say what a scary and lonely time it felt at times though every wee giggle and new goal made every minute worth while!