My thoughts and prayers are with you, Melissa. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and converse with you.
My heart goes out to all the victims and families. The one person that I cannot forget is Melissa. I have never met the Vincent family. I just want Mr. John Vincent [Melissa's father] to know that I am praying for him and his family every day. Mr. Vincent, Melissa was a special person; she will never be forgotten. You have touched my heart, and I know you have touched others. You will always be in my prayers.
I saw your father looking for you on the news and connected because I have the same first name. I don't know a lot of people with my name and felt an instant need to know about you, and I watched for days on all the news channels to see if he had found you. I prayed for you and your family even though I did not know you. I know the love that I saw in your father's face, and I will continue to pray for your family that they may somehow overcome this unbearable pain. Good bless the Vincent family.
I searched through these memorials for [Melissa] in particular because your frequent appeals on CNN after the tragedy moved me to tears each time I saw you [Melissa's father]. You never gave up hope ... and don't give up on it now. I know your beautiful daughter is still with you. I planted a rose in my rose garden in her memory. Now I know the surname to put on my tag. My heart goes out to you.