He did it for Eloise

The Daily Cardinal
October 31st, 2011

Three years ago, Eloise Gould was a normal 12-year-old girl. Her uncle, Joe Melloy, described her as having the face of an angel and a smile that could melt your heart. She danced, created artwork, and had dreams of becoming a scuba diver. Sometimes she would put together outfits that rarely matched, but somehow still worked out.

Not long after her twelfth birthday, Eloise was diagnosed withrhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Melloywatched for two-and-a-half years as Eloise fought a brave battle. He sent her clothing and art supplies to keep her busy in the hospital and promised to keep hope alive.

Eloise's battle with cancer ended in May of last year, but her spirit still emanates today. As a tribute to his niece, Melloy participated in the Ultimate Hike, a 33-mile trek along the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota.

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Christine Bork
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