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Keeping the Faith

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Submitted by:
Alison Sutton

I am one of many proud friends and co-workers of Melissa Morrow. Melissa is a smart, fun, and enthusiastic person who works hard at the gym, office, and life. Positive energy, honesty, sincerity, and a VERY unique cackle follow her wherever she goes. I would love to share some of Melissa’s story with you. Melissa was born and raised in mid-Missouri. She attended undergrad and law school at the Univ. of Missouri. Melissa began her career as an FBI Special Agent in 1995 in the Washington Field Office. Melissa successfully worked cases involving economic crimes, fraud violations, and child exploitation and was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent. Melissa transferred to the Kansas City office in 2010. On July 9, 2016, Melissa was diagnosed with grade four glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer. After testing and treatment began, the World Trade Center’s Health Monitoring Program. As part of this monitoring, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health certified that her brain cancer was a direct result of her service during the response to the Pentagon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Melissa continues to undergo various treatments and is in need of positive thoughts and prayers. To support Melissa, we formed a team to participate in the Head for the Cure 5K event. True to Melissa’s nature, she would like to seize this opportunity to help others. She is excited to share her story in order to inspire others to register for the race and help raise funds and awareness for brain cancer patients. We appreciate your consideration of Melissa for the Keeping the Faith award. This award will bring awareness to this devastating cancer and will remind everyone of the heartbreaking affects that still plague our first responders and other law enforcement personnel. Unfortunately, Melissa is one of many agents and officers that are now suffering overwhelming sickness. Please join us in honoring the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of our fellow agents.