New York, NY
Two years after surviving a massive heart attack, a heart transplant and a leg amputation at age 16, Jessica found a lump on her neck and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). After months of treatment, her cancer was in remission.
Six years later, Jessica found another lump which out to be a different form of NHL. She told herself she'd been through cancer once before and there was no reason she couldn't beat it again. By January 2008, she was back in remission and finished treatment that following May.
Through all of this adversity, Jessica graduated with high honors from Princeton University, was named Glamour magazine's "Top 10 College Women of 2002," and became the youngest member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) New Jersey Board of Directors. She was a leader in communications, health education, and community and employee engagement who was passionate about helping others fulfill their greatest potential and live their best quality of life.
Jessica passed away on September 25, 2019, at the age of 37. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a brave cancer fighter & LLS friend, Jessica Melore. Jessica always maintained a positive spirit. We wish peace for her family.