Erin B. from San Diego sent us this story:
In 1984 children worldwide were introduced to an amazing character named: She-Ra Princess of Power. Little did I know how much of an effect this cartoon and the voice behind her would have on myself and my big brother Marc…He especially loved the strength and beauty of She-Ra as well as her wonderful voice that brought her character to life…
In 1996 at the age of 22, Marc was diagnosed with a very rare liver cancer…During his illness, watching the show would give him joy and comfort. We would sit together and smile…
In October of 2003, Marc was taken to hospice…I brought his original She-Ra action figure that I remember buying with him at Toys r’ Us to keep by his side. Many times, I placed it in his hand to give him strength and comfort.
On October 25th 2003, Marc passed at age 30…Marc never got to meet Melendy.
However, in 2011 the first Power-Con convention was to be held and to my wonderful surprise, Melendy Britt was to attend. I absolutely had to be there to meet Melendy and tell her how much she meant to Marc and I. I wore a button I had made with Marc’s picture and brought 2 animation cells for her to sign and Marc’s original She-Ra doll. As I explained Marc’s story to her and showed her his picture, I could see how moved she was. It warmed my heart. I then asked if she would kindly hold the doll Marc had held as he passed. She graciously did. She also signed my cells and personalized one to Marc with love. It was a beautiful moment I will never forget.
In 2015, I was able to meet Melendy again in Hollywood for the He-man and She-Ra day. She remembered me as soon as I saw her and told me that she has told the story of Marc so many times to people. I was very touched. She then signed my Catra cell which I love.
Finally in 2016 at the annual Power-Con, I said hello to Melendy again and all I can do when I see her and hear her voice is smile. I hugged her over and over and told her how much we love her… I can’t thank you enough for the joy you have brought Marc and I and so many others around the world. Love always, Marc and Erin.
“For the honor of Grayskull!”
There is no way I could ever forget you and Marc. I love you too.
“For the Honor of Grayskull”.
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