The 'Melissa Project'
Melissa Barvels was all smiles on her 12th birthday, when she received a laptop computer as a gift.
But then, smiling is nothing unusual for Melissa, a Perham Prairie Wind Middle School student who is afflicted with spina bifida.
"What is special about Melissa is her beautiful smile," said her grandfather, LeRoy Johnson. "She is not a complainer and a very special 12-year-old."
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