When Alan Trusler sent $1,200 to his daughter Melissa, he may have hoped that the money would prove to be the perfect birthday gift. As it happens, though, Alan would be the one receiving a surprise – as when he received a response to his present, it wasn’t from Melissa.
Melissa Trusler works as a sales executive in Seattle, Washington. And in May 2017 the young woman was getting ready to celebrate her 30th birthday, which would fall later in the month. That special occasion wouldn’t go unmarked by Melissa’s dad Alan, either, because the Colville resident was planning a big gesture for his daughter.