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In Tribute to Melissa C. Doi
32 years old.   Residence: New York, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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Hi, Melissa,

I am a 9-year-old boy. Your call makes me cry. Your call is the most disturbing to me.

*** Posted by EJ on 2008-10-25 ***


I just came across this web page for you. I wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you and your family. Recently, I ran into Kathy Ludwig, who married Paul Brown, and we discussed the 1991 Dance Marathon at Northwestern. In talking with Hank Chilton, we were recalling that you danced with Seth Neulight. I danced with Barbara Messing and Hank with Kathy. We all have fond memories of that event and want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and that we wish your family all the best.

*** Posted by Brad Marks on 2008-10-06 ***


My heart was broken while hearing your call. I do not know you or the others in the WTC. But I felt as though I was with you and could feel everything you were feeling. I wish that God would turn back the hands of time and not allow this to happen ... or to take my life instead of all of yours. I know you were scared, knowing that you would probably die. I understand life is precious, especially when you are about to lose it at such a young age. I am sorry I couldn't do anything to save you and end your fear. I wish I could hold you and comfort you, "It's okay, Melissa."

*** Posted by Danny on 2008-10-06 ***

I do not know hardly anything about Melissa Doi, or any of the other nearly 3,000 people who died that day. But here's what she means to me:

Her call to the 911 dispatcher effectively answers a lot of questions that a mourning nation asks itself when it sees people jumping out a window that is a thousand feet above the ground, one after another, until anywhere between 50 and 200 people's lives end this way. People like Melissa Doi and Kevin Cosgrove help us to understand why. She tells us, with her words and her voice, what it was like inside the upper floors of the World Trade Center towers on that morning. She tells us of the agony that those people all suffered.

My point is that it helps us, as a country, to heal. We cannot begin to heal until we understand how deep the wound went in the first place, and Melissa helps us understand that. Yes, it's worse than it looked on the television that day, and especially now that the media has forgotten everything beyond the logistics of that terrible day in American history. But as bad as it was, and as much as these poor, innocent people suffered, we can begin to heal when our minds aren't racked with questions such as "How bad was it?" or "Why did they jump?" Melissa helps us understand, and understanding must come before healing.

In return for this favor from Melissa and others like her, we owe them this: Never forget. Let this sad tragedy never be repeated upon our people. In whatever way we choose, let us take actions to prevent this from ever happening again. And let us always have a warm place in our hearts and prayers for those whose lives have been directly affected by each death that occurred on 9-11-01.

*** Posted by Chet on 2008-09-24 ***

I found your tenacity endearing and your emotion moving. Rest sweetly.

*** Posted by nic on 2008-09-22 ***

Hello, Melissa,

I never knew you personally; however, we share the same name. I was very sad after listening to your 9-11 phone call. It brought tears to my eyes, and I felt such a sadness inside after hearing you. I cannot imagine the fear you were experiencing at that time. You were a young woman and your passing was a tragedy.

I never knew you, Melissa, but I can tell you were a kind person and a good person. I am sorry about what you went through that day. You will never be forgotten. God bless the Doi family, and I am sorry for your loss. Melissa is a beautiful soul.

*** Posted by Melissa on 2008-09-15 ***

Never forgotten.

*** Posted by Morven on 2008-09-14 ***


You're my inspiration, and you'll never be forgotten!

*** Posted by David on 2008-09-14 ***


I did not know you, but two days ago I listened to the recording of your call. It will always remind me of how precious you were, and how precious life is. You will always be remembered. You had such a kind smile and spirit. I am sorry for what happened to you.

*** Posted by Keli Morris on 2008-09-12 ***

I heard your 9/11 call for the first time yesterday on the radio with a song dedicated to all those who passed away in 9/11, and I am still crying. You are a beautiful angel. Rest in peace. We will not forget!

*** Posted by Iris on 2008-09-12 ***

I will never forget 9/11. Know that people around this country have cried for you and that you are in their hearts.  ... you're a beautiful angel.

*** Posted by Sarah on 2008-09-12 ***

Working with you at Citibank, attending the Christmas party at Citibank, always having comforting words of encouragement and how much you loved your mom. I will always keep you in my thoughts.

*** Posted by George Lewis on 2008-09-11 ***

You were an honor to me and to thousands of people. You were my role model, and you still are. I love you. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by Mellisa on 2008-09-11 ***


I am so sorry.

*** Posted by Markus on 2008-09-11 ***

To my godmother Evelyn,

I'm sending all the love a daughter could have for her mother.

*** Posted by Kristine Jones on 2008-09-11 ***

To my godsister Melissa,

I will never forget, ever!

*** Posted by Kristine Jones on 2008-09-11 ***

What incredible purity and grace you possessed. I didn't know you, but it was so clear in your voice ... right to the end. I will always remember your name, your voice, and your beautiful face.

*** Posted by Kelly Williams on 2008-09-11 ***


I am so sorry that you had to die in such a horrible way, but you are a symbol of hope for our nation. God bless your family. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by Lani Olive on 2008-09-08 ***


I wish I had known you. And when I heard your voice, I wish I could have helped you. It was such a devastating call. You have moved and touched so many people because you died too young and in a tragic way. I am 34 now and was 27 when you died. You probably could never have imagined it, but you have become an example of the beauty of humanity that will inspire many people to lead good lives. So, in a way, Melissa, you will never die; and your memory will be honoured in a thousand ways. Rest in peace, beautiful Melissa.

*** Posted by Richard (London, UK) on 2008-09-02 ***

I heard your last phone call on Youtube. I feel horrible and sad. :( I hope you are in heaven right now. I really do. I wish you could see my words to you. You seemed to have a great spirit and lovely smile. I feel horrible that innocent people like you had to die. It makes me feel spoiled. :(

I don't know why I search for "last phone calls" on Youtube. They make me feel very nervous and upset. But I feel like I have to remember them. It just feels good in a way. I'm so sorry for the horrible death you went through. :(


*** Posted by Achi on 2008-08-29 ***

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