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Melissa and her husband, Mark were nine months pregnant expecting their only child when Mark died suddenly by a motorist who ran a red light. In the blink of an eye, the blissful road they were on no longer existed and Melissa's path took a major curve. Melissa vowed Mark's death would not be in vain so she redefined her new family's journey with determination and perseverance.
With her daughter Madisyn in tow every step of the way, Melissa travels internationally speaking regularly on the importance of life insurance and sharing her true story of resiliency and transformation.
She is a nationally recognized traffic safety advocate who was instrumental in passing Florida’s Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act and is most regarded for her philanthropic work in the community through The Mark Wandall Foundation, by providing support and assistance to children grieving the loss of a family member or guardian.
Melissa has been a dynamic advocate and spokesperson for the National Coalition for Safer Roads from the start, taking on the role of President in 2013.
The Mark Wandall Foundation, a 501C3, was founded in 2004 to support and nurture children who have experienced loss of a parent or guardian.
On May 13, 2010, after years of advocating, the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act was passed to establish uniform standards for use of Red Light Safety Cameras.
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