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Hello to the Nelson family

My mother has gifted me with Guidepost magazine for several years, and I have enjoyed it immensely. No other story has touched me as much as the one about your daughter. My husband lost a good friend on that horrible day and we honor Alex's memory. If I may be so bold as to offer a balm to your indescribable loss, I would like to tell you about my only daughter, Veronica. She was born in California last year, to a woman who abused drugs during the pregnancy. In a leap of faith, we adopted her and brought her home to Illinois. At 18 months, her spirit and tenacity towards life should carry her far. If there is any role model for her, it will be your Ann. Her smile on graduation day speaks volumes. Oh, the joy evident on her face! The undeniable goodness of Ann will have a ripple effect far beyond anything any one imagined. Thank you for sharing your daugher with the rest of the country and know that a little bit of her will carry on through others. As a parent, I cannot begin to comprehend your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as we approach yet another anniversary of September 11.