Congratulations to Melissa Fox, this month's Mom of the Month. Melissa, who is from Oneida,  was nominated by her mother, Jeanne Fox. Melissa is a busy mom who not only runs her own daycare center, but has opened her heart and her home to foster children.

Here's what Jeanne had to say when she nominated Melissa:

I have three amazing daughters but want to nominate one for Mom of the Month. My daughter Melissa spent 4/5 years raising three children on her own. One of her son's was born at just 2lbs and everyday she went to be with her son in the hospital, he's now 18 and 185 lbs, 6 ft tall! She met this wonderful guy Chris and they went on to have two more children, the youngest being sick at birth and was in the hospital for some time. She didn't graduate but went back and got her GED. She has always worked to help her family out. Melissa runs a Day Care and is always in demand, she has to keep a waiting list. Not enough of a busy life of a working mom of 5 kids, she and Chris became Foster Parents. They have had a number of children in their home, always welcoming them with open arms. They didn't turn children away because of their needs or disabilities, all were welcome. This past Feb. they added two more children to their family by adopting a sister and her brother. Now a mom to 7 children, running a full time Day Care and reaching out to others who are in need, she has made me very proud. I hope you see her story as inspiring as she inspires so many.

Wow, Melissa sure is an incredibly busy mom. The $200 gift card from Kinney Drugs should definitely come in handy.

If you know a mom that deserves recognition, nominate her for 'Mom of the Month'. We'll select one deserving mom each month as our Mom of the Month. One special mom will receive a $200 Kinney gift card and have all her hard work recognized.

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