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DanaDana wrote on May 20, 2012 on 3:02 am:
Thank you for making this movie. To the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Melissa was a beautiful girl.
Yvette MillerYvette Miller wrote on May 7, 2012 on 12:13 am:
I'm a college student who has battled anorexia, and is winning for now. This upcoming year I will be holding the first of hopefully many Eating Disorder awareness seminars for my entire campus. I haven't seen the whole movie yet, but I'm hoping to get clearance to have a screening of it at the college theater.
Thank you for sharing this story.
ErinErin wrote on April 29, 2012 on 11:50 pm:
I went to a screening of Someday Melissa this week and was so impressed with how much of an impact this film made on not on myself, but the audience around me. I am something positive and important was made for the ED community out of a negative situation.

I have an art therapy blog for eating disorder recovery where people post their works and words. I wrote a review of the film and its connection at art.

http://expressionsofrecovery.blogspot.com/2012/04/someday-melissa.html

Thank you!
jillianinnjjillianinnj wrote on April 26, 2012 on 9:51 pm:
What a powerful and compassionate movie trailer. I sent your website to my cherished soul sister and friend whose daughter is struggling with an eating disorder to offer support on the journey. Thank you for putting images, songs and the story of Melissa together to see.
StaciaStacia wrote on April 22, 2012 on 11:24 am:
Thank you for sharing Melissa's story. I bought a copy as soon as I heard about this film. As a mother, I can't imagine how hard it must have been and must still be. You are very brave. As a 35-year-old who has been bulimic for 20 years, I can relate to the struggle with this eating disorder.

When I was first diagnosed, I went to a lot of therapy and groups. I had some relief, but relapsed time and again. I still want to get better, but I've kind of just given up on treatment and haven't tried anything for a few years. This film helped me make the decision to seek treatment again. Thank you.

Someday - eating disorders will not be overlooked in people who fall within the "normal" weight range.
BeccaBecca wrote on April 20, 2012 on 1:06 am:
I just watched Someday Melissa for the first time, and I want to let you know how unbelievably powerful it was for me. I found myself having too much in common with Melissa (down to the fact that my battle with bulimia began at my sleepaway camp, too), but her story and your determination has helped me realize that I can make a change for the better. Thank you so much for putting yourselves out there and making an effort to get people to realize just how consuming this disease is and to help people like me, who need to realize that someday, we can be healthy and happy.
Carolyn TiseoCarolyn Tiseo wrote on April 18, 2012 on 4:54 pm:
Finally ordered a copy and a bracelet! I worked with Melissa at starbucks before she passed. I know for myself and the other baristas who knew her, shes really missed.
VezVez wrote on April 11, 2012 on 11:06 pm:
I have only seen the trailer but it was enough to make me cry. I suffered with an ED for years. Not only did it control my life, it turned me into someone I wasn't. I nearly lost my job due to stealing food from work. Thank you for making this film. I will buy the DVD when I can afford to do so and show it to everyone I know. Thankfully I am now recovered. In July I am running 10km to raise money for beat, the British version of NEDA. I am so sorry that you lost your daughter and am amazed and thankful that you have carried on raising awareness. Best wishes to you both. Take care xx
Michael AmatoMichael Amato wrote on April 4, 2012 on 8:43 pm:
Dear Judy, My wife Mary and I heard from you directly at the Interregnum information session on When the Bough Breaks a few weeks ago. We were both moved by Melissa's story and by your dedication to her. While our story is quite different, I wanted you to know that a recent bereavement support group meeting Mary and I attended, we met a couple who lost their daughter in a very similar way. We shared your story with them and have since put them in touch with this website. I hope they find it to be as wonderful as we did.

While tradition holds that parents teach their children, Mary and I were fortunate to learn from our son Keith. We miss his humor, his love and I miss his hugs more than anything.

Perhaps Keith and Melissa already know each other. That thought is a welcome addition to the day.

Sincerely, Mike Amato
LorindaLorinda wrote on March 6, 2012 on 8:34 pm:
Dear Judy, Thank you for having the courage and wisdom to make this documentary. For my husband and I, it was watching our lives on the big screen. Our "Alyssa" is just like your Melissa. Your movie depicted so adequately what the whole family goes through during this awful illness - how everyone is impacted and suffers. Our daughter watched it with us, and we pray every day she finds the strength to overcome the grip that ED has on her precious young life.

Someday Melissa is now available from NEDA for screenings or purchase.