In Loving Memory...

Melissa Anne Schrinel

Passed away from heart failure on October 11, 2003 at 27 years old, her mom was a member of the Something Fishy Family & Friends Support Finder. Our most heart-felt sympathies go out to her and her family during such a painful time.

A Message from her Mom...

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered come live with me. With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fading away. We loved you dearly but couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stops beating, your hands are put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

God will love you and keep you my baby girl, until we're together again... ~Love, Mom

Messages from others...

  • For melissa's family: Words are probably meaningless to you right now, but I'm very sorry for your loss. I wish you peace.

  • For Melissa's Family: I know that words cannot ease the pain you must be feeling at this moment. My heart is truly saddened to hear of the loss of Melissa. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I pray for comfort and love for your family right now. May God's peace and comfort be with you.

  • My heart breaks for Millie and her family! A light has gone out on earth ... yet the shooting start that was Melissa burns bright in the heavens. She will NEVER be forgotten! God bless!

  • My condolences go out to you for the loss of Melissa. Although I did not know her, each passing of an individual from an eating disorder is heart wrenching. I know she will be missed by all those who loved her. And I hope she is most remembered for the unique qualities that she held. She will be forever in your hearts. ~My deepest sympathies... Dae aka Desiderata

  • How sad I was to read of your passing. I hope you're flying free now with the angels wherever you are. Love to your family during this difficult time. ~poohbearfan (Michelle) x

  • As a mother myself, my heart goes out to Melissa's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. To Melissa, may you forever rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

  • Melissa's death has been a rude awakening for me. I cried last night. For the first time in a very long time. I don't know what happens after this life. Everyday I chose to starve myself, I choose to injure myself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. But I wish the best for Melissa. May her suffering be over, and may her soul be at peace. Let this be a reminder to all of us to take care of ourselves. Life is too short. May we all remember, that life is worth living... it has to be. May it also be a reminder to be extra good to ourselves, we deserve it.

  • "The stars are God's dreams, thoughts remembered in the silence of the night." ~quote by -Henry David Thoreau

  • To all who knew Melissa, to her family and to her friends: My heart is incredibly sadden by the loss of Melissa. Though I do not know her, the fact that someone so precious and loving to you has been taken away so prematurely by this horrible, horrible illness breaks my heart. I pray so much that you might somehow be comforted. That you will somehow find peace. As others have said, this a rude awakening to the fact that eating disorders DO have devastating effects - it could happen to any one of us. It could happen to you or to me. Melissa, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace beautiful one.

  • Melissa you have helped me in a way you will never know! Because of your death I have made a step towards life. I made a doctor and a Therapist appointment I've been putting off for over a year. I cried today for you, your family, and in some ways for myself and my healing. May you rest in peace... ~ Jessica, aka Boo Boo Bear

  • I am so sorry about your loss. It definately makes me think twice about what I do and what I have done to my body and my family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • A friend sent me this... though I never heard of Melissa before, I am feeling much sorrow. Because she suffered the same ghost that my friend faces, who I love so much. Now, Melissa has gone... Blessings for her soul and her family are the only thing we can do right now. In the opposite world, I'm sure she has friends and a family to welcome her.

  • My heart is with you during this time of grief. Anyone with an ED or their family has a special place in my heart. The struggle that I put my family and friends through during the many relapses I have had is something that I see in many family members. I can look into the eyes of a family member of an individual with ED and know. I just know that look. I only know how to listen, pray, and take care of my own recovery to make hope possible for others. When I read Amy's message about Mellisa it was like losing a part of me. I know I didn't know her. However, I do know her. I do know. I know that I can't relate to what you all are going through right now. Thank you for reaching out for support from the fishbowl. Bless you ~Tiffany

  • There is nothing to say to ease the pain or to bring her back. However, my thoughts are with her family. May angels watch over them any carry them through the trouble.

  • i never knew this girl however, right now i am doing a research project for my school. i was interested in this topic because it hit close to home. when i read the poem i became scared. i too had an eating disorder and am still struggling with the aftermath. i am deeply sorry for your loss and would like to encourage anyone who is going through the same thing to not try to deal with it on your own and get help.

  • i just want to say i am so sorry for melissa's loss, the daughter of a woman on this site, even though i dont know you, i share your pain, im going through it myself... may she rest in peace

  • I did not know Melissa, but I know how much her family loves and misses her. My daughter, has a candle on this web site too. We lost her 2 and a half years ago to ED. I want her family to know that I pray for them. I know that God has a special place in Heaven for our girls because only the best seem to be afflicted with this terrible disorder. Their lights shine so bright here on Earth and they leave such lingering light. It is so hard to let them go, I haven't figured out how to do that yet. I cry for Melissa's mother, I know what a broken heart she has. I still cry for my beautiful Becca. Praying for you all. Jill

  • I loved Melissa for the beautiful, smart, funny, energetic, vibrant person she was. She was always there for me so many times. I wish I could have been there for you, Melissa, at your sickest. I'm so sorry for your loss, Mr. and Mrs. Schrinel, I know she was your little girl. She loved you so so much. I will always be thinking of her and praying for her. ~ Love, Jenny

  • Melissa i just found out the you died from the effects of ED. You were a beautiful person inside were it truly counts. I am sure you are up in heaven with other that have died from EDs. I am sure you are all busy being angels to those still here, encourageing them in your own way ~ Take Care

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