Melissa’s Story

“I survived a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding my future after surviving at approximately seven months gestation, I have not only survived, but thrived! I am a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir. I’ve grappled with questions about why my life was spared when millions of others died. My life has been a roller coaster of highs and lows with barely a moment to catch my breath in between. What’s important, though, isn’t the ride, but the destination, and the people who came alongside you on the way.”