The most generous and beautiful article was released this past March in Baltimore Magazine and we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of emotion and inspiration Melissa's story has given so many. Many thanks to Baltimore Magazine, the staff including the most sensitive and insightful writer Jennifer Mendelsohn, super talented Art Director Amanda White-Iseli who got the creative treatment so right and the brilliant Editor Max Weiss who spearheaded it all.
The article shares Melissa's story from the beginning, to where she is now and the thoughts and feelings of those closest around her. How it's affected us all in every way possible. How we cope and how we move forward. The title, 'Magic Surrounds Her' came from a post-it note that was on her desk at work that I (Jamie) had noticed a few days before the stroke. I remember when she put this little note up and said it out loud. She didn't really know what it meant, but it kept rolling around in her psyche. It still means something to me. The magic is that she is still with us, that she is progressing.