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Jan.02.2011
Dear Oprah, It’s me, Melinda again, with Part II of my “Squeak-Squeak”2011 New Year Letter to you.  I am inspired, motivated, and thankful to be a soldier in the passionate Facebook army of over 51,000 people who are asking you to do a show on childhood cancer.  Suddenly, my “Squeak” is multiplied...
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Dec.30.2010
Nicholas, Mom, and I drove to Santa Barbara today and spent the day with Jaynie =) Shopping, beach, Rowan and Maclintock, lunch at Brophy Brothers… some serious gratitude… So much gratitude, my joy from the day is spilling over into my letter of the day to Oprah. Dear Oprah, By the grace of God, I...
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Dec.28.2010
Dear Oprah, Hi, it’s me again, Melinda. I don’t mean to exasperate your producers by sending letters to you every day; I am part of the 51,000 people- Facebook movement asking you to do a show on childhood cancer. This is our way of expressing the urgency of our heartfelt request for you to give a...
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Dec.26.2010
My Christmas Day Letter to Oprah… Dear Oprah, My name is Melinda Marchiano and I am sixteen years old. When I was thirteen, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Today, I am in remission and working hard to stop childhood cancer—yes, I am writing to you on Christmas Day. If I could open my heart...
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Nov.17.2010
Dear Oprah, I thought long and hard about what I want to do for my Make-A-Wish—where I want to go, who I want to meet. It seemed to be the toughest decision in the world. Each desire that popped into my head left me feeling even more indecisive, and I was left searching for what I truly wanted....
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Oct.30.2010
My deepest respect and my sincere gratitude go out to Carina Corral and to my hometown KSBY 6 TV in San Luis Obispo, California for being the very first reporters to air a story focused on the ever-growing “Oprah, Please Do A Show On Childhood Cancer” Facebook page. I have always appreciated the...
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Sep.10.2010
As of today, there are over 10,000 “likes” on the newly created Facebook  page asking Oprah to do a show on childhood cancer. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oprah-Please-Do-A-Show-On-Childhood-Cancer-Our-Kids-Need-Your-Help/156632377680799?ref=ts If you would, please “like” the page as well. Please...
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Sep.08.2010
I am not quite ready to move on from CureSearch and how they support Children’s Oncology Group. I remember one of my first appointments with my oncologist, Dr. Dan, when he told us about CureSearch and Children’s Oncology Group. He was very enthusiastic about how the “Pediatric World of Cancer”...
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Sep.07.2010
Today, I want to tell you about CureSearch. The work that CureSearch has done in the past to support the Children’s Oncology Group  has very likely led to my life being saved. This is an amazing association of more than 5,000 experts in this field who are passionately dedicated to eradicating...
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Sep.05.2010
  The information in this link makes me very happy! http://www.wapiyapiclassic.com/ On September 26, Lance Armstrong will ride to help Wapiyapi raise money for families affected by childhood cancer. I can imagine that Lance has his schedule packed with events– that he would take time to do this...