Fourteen-year-old Chloe Coleman died June 5, 2007 and the next day Melissa received her heart. “I am so grateful to Chloe for giving me her gift that represents the highest level of compassion for others,” Melissa said. “While her gift is my greatest joy, it’s at the expense of greatest sorrow for Chloe’s family.”
Melissa now has a close relationship with Chloe’s family and when she first did the 95-flight climb up the Hancock Building, Chloe’s parents were at the top to applaud. Also to honor Chloe, Melissa and her husband Dave named their daughter Chloe after the generous girl whose last act of giving was to donate her organs.
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