PROJECTS: Remember Me 2006-2007: 12melissa

On the final day of her life, Carolynne is surrounded by family in her bedroom. Down the hall, Melissa gets ready for her state championship gymnastics meet. Fearing that Carolynne was close to death,  Rich debated but decided to let Melissa continue with her plans. As Carolynne got sicker, Melissa spent more time away from home. She and her two younger brothers found their own ways to deal with their mother's impending death.  Melissa said later she didn't believe her mother would die that day.

On the final day of her life, Carolynne is surrounded by family in her bedroom. Down the hall, Melissa gets ready for her state championship gymnastics meet. Fearing that Carolynne was close to death, Rich debated but decided to let Melissa continue with her plans. As Carolynne got sicker, Melissa spent more time away from home. She and her two younger brothers found their own ways to deal with their mother's impending death. Melissa said later she didn't believe her mother would die that day.