Tuesday, November 10, 2009

RIP Melodie Wilson

Melodie Wilson passed away yesterday:

Word has come tonight of the death of Melodie Wilson, the veteran Milwaukee TV news anchor who has publicly battled cancer for years. She was 59.

Wilson had anchored at both Channel 4 and Channel 6 before retiring in 1998.

She had her first bout with cancer in 1992. Seven years later she started ABCD, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, a support group for others experiencing what she had been through.

I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Wilson when she spoke at my high school graduation. I couldn't tell you for sure what she said all those years ago, except that it had to deal with life's struggles and how important it was that no matter how bad things got for you, to never give up on your goals and never to give up the fight.

Very important words, especially in these troubled days.

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