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Louisville sophomore Melanie Reichert passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013. Reicherts WKU friends and classmates gathered for a candle light vigil in which they took turns sharing stories and fond memories of Melanie. Vinnie Tallarico, Reicherts high school boyfriend, shares the ways in which Melanie touched his life. “She really shaped who I am, I would be a completely different person without her,” Tallarico says, “She taught me to believe in myself and other people. She was something else and I was lucky to know her.”