Mom who lost daughter to suicide organizes walk to raise awareness in Lake Oswego

Michelle Best lost her daughter Melanie in 2019. Now she organizes the annual event to give others access to resources to prevent suicide.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore — A local mom who lost her daughter three years ago is organizing a walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Michelle Best remembers how her daughter Melanie lit up the room.

“She had an infectious smile, she was completely full of life,” said Best.

Her daughter graduated from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego and studied at Oregon State University. 

“She was a pretty amazing girl. She would have one term left to

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