Testimonials

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“Jessica is one of the most courageous, irrepressibly upbeat, and inspiring young women it’s been my good fortune to cross paths with over my thirty-five years of admitting students to college. Just being in her presence can’t help lift your spirits sky-high. Simply put, since meeting Jessica, she’s become the gold standard by which I measure character.”
Fred Hargadon, Dean of Admissions, Princeton University
“I can’t tell you how incredibly inspirational your talk was to my firm. You literally captured our hearts and minds. To say you are a motivational speaker is a dramatic understatement. Your message is pure and clear and transcends age, sex, and race. I am confident that your fee will be the best investment I make all year.”
David M. O'Donnell, LUTCF Managing Partner, The Patriot Financial Group
“In my 14 years in the business, I have never been so touched by someone’s main platform presentation as I was by yours. The attendees rated you one of the best speakers of the entire conference. You really made an impact on our attendees and I think it will be something they will never forget. You were a big part of the conference’s success, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.”
Larry Naiman, Director of Conferences, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
“In AAPS’ 22-year history, never before has any speaker received a standing ovation. When I witnessed this, I knew that your story touched the audience and they were able to see first-hand what their work accomplishes and how it affects individuals’ lives. The challenges you have endured, while maintaining the positive outlook on life, is an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for agreeing to be our Keynote Speaker. I have been recommending you to my colleagues from other organizations, and will continue to do so. I will heartily recommend you for any audience.”
Sharon Pichon, Director, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
“You should know that as we were preparing for the Heart of New York Gala this year, your personal story that you shared with such eloquence last year was the “gold standard” for what we hoped would again bring our mission home to over 1,000 attendees.  You touched many lives at last year’s event, and we deeply appreciate the continued interest you show in helping us fight heart disease and stroke. Wishing you continued good health and much personal success.”
Michael Weamer, CAE Executive Vice President, American Heart Association
“Jessica Melore served as a Motivational Speaker for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s annual sales incentive conference. Jessica told her moving story of courage and strength with optimism, humor, and poise, and she inspired all in the audience to accepted difficult circumstances as challenges and not obstacles. Jessica is bright and articulate and is a “breath of fresh air” as a motivational speaker. She reminded us of the power of hope and a positive attitude regardless of how complex our personal challenges seem to be.”
William J. Marino, President & CEO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
“We were all so moved by your incredible story, which you delivered with such poise. Thank you so much for sharing such personal experiences. Your message was truly inspirational and motivating for all of us. We received a number of notes afterwards from employees expressing their gratitude for inviting you to speak with us.” 
Kate Cassino, President, McGraw Hill Construction
“Our HelpMeGrow seminar is an annual event designed to provide our agents with ideas and programs to help them grow their businesses. Each year we search for ideas on how we can continually motivate and challenge these serious and (oftentimes) jaded professional seminar attendees. Your participation took that involvement to a new level. Rarely have insurance producers been left speechless. The story of your life’s challenges and your bravery and courageous attitude left everyone with incredible respect and admiration for what you have accomplished in your life. You certainly bring new meaning to ‘living life to the fullest’!”
Mike Gorlick, President, Zenith Marketing Group
“Thank you again for coming to speak at the CEO breakfast this morning. I can say with 100% confidence that the money we raised this morning was all because of you. In one hour $28,000 was raised for heart disease research and education. I told you this once already today, butit is worth repeating – you are an inspiration and a truly remarkable woman.”
Karen Antonucci, Regional Director, American Heart Association Heart Walk
“Jessica Melore is an outstanding motivational speaker! Our fifth through eighth grade students, as well as faculty, were truly inspired by her story. We were left with lessons of courage, perseverance, personal strength and victory. Her incredible attitude will have an everlasting effect on us all.”
Alexis Eckert, Principal, Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, Ho-Ho-Kus NJ
“What a pleasure it was to have you speak at the 2010 Vision Users Group Conference. Through your heart-rending story you added the human element so necessary in our chaotic and dynamic world of healthcare informatics. Our attendees were mesmerized while you shared your story, and their positive reception was reflected in their conference scores. We appreciate the time you spent with us. Its staying power is infinite!”
Julie Tisdale, Vision User Group Board of Directors
“Jessica has spoken several times at Nationwide events, including local agency meetings, a national field management meeting, and on the main platform of our annual agent incentive meeting. Each time, she has had the same result – a standing ovation and an audience with a deeper appreciation for life and what can be accomplished with a positive attitude. Her story is inspiring, captivating, and extremely hopeful”
Robert C. Thompson, President, Nationwide Provident Distributors, Inc.
“Gilda’s Club invited Jessica to speak at the 2013 Teen Conference-a day long event for teens who have been touched by cancer in any way. In addition to Jessica being an incredibly gifted speaker, Jessica delivers a powerful message of hope. Jessica’s story challenged teens to “think outside the box,” and to look at life’s obstacles as challenges, as well as potential growth opportunities. Jessica’s story is certainly one of resilience. Jessica, your grace and courage are an inspiration to all!!”
Beth Wray, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager, Gilda's Club South Jersey
“I first met Jessica Melore at the annual meeting of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) where she was the keynote speaker. When I heard her ‘story’ I was extremely touched by her courage, determination, and optimism. Pfizer was planning an important global leadership meeting and we needed a guest speaker to energize the work force. Jessica was the first person I could think of and felt she would be the perfect individual for the event. She is a wonderful role model, for anyone who is a parent, or child. Listening to Jessica, one can see life from a different perspective and build courage and hope, as well as learn principles that can be applied in corporate settings.”
Mike Yelvigi, Group Lead, Pfizer Supply Chain, New York

 

“The Jessica Melore story was truly inspirational to all attendees. Her perseverance and will to survive are unparalleled. A truly remarkable and inspirational woman, she touches all who come to listen.”
Ted Sharkey, Fleet Insurance Services, NJ
“Many thanks for sharing your time, thoughts, and incredible presentation. Your keynote presentation set the tone for our conference very beautifully. Many of the speakers referred to your thoughts during their presentations, so to say that you had an impact would be an understatement. Well done!”
Jim Godshall, President, Total Quality Institute, PA
“Jessica spoke to our field leadership about her compelling story. It made all of us realize what could be accomplished in spite of the obstacles. To her the obstacles were challenges and opportunities, not roadblocks. It kept other things in perspective for our group. She is quite the young lady.”
Gary McMahan, President and COO, Nationwide Provident
“Your motivational presentation at our management meeting was most inspiring. I thought that the attendees were taken by your story and moved to understand that there are no obstacles too great to overcome. At the conclusion of the meeting, many participants let me know that they appreciated your talk and were duly moved by it.”
Wayne Norbitz, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nathan’s Famous
“No speaker previously invited to our quarterly sales meetings has ever touched everyone with more inspiration and motivation than you did. Your story hit the hearts of us all.”
Mike G. Dugan, Bellmare Financial Group, Cranford, NJ
“Jessica Melore, in her understated way, made a profound impact on me. I came away from her talk thankful for my life, feeling I could do anything I set my mind to do.”
Ravi Ravindranath, President, Princeton Rotary Club
“Jessica came to Stony Brook Elementary School and spoke at our Jump for Heart Assembly to give heart-healthy advice to the children. The audience of parents, teachers and students were very moved by her courage. Many of the students jumped rope in honor of Jessica, and because of her, we had our most successful fundraiser!”
Shirley Carty, Physical Education Director, Stoney Brook School, Branchburg, NJ
“Thank you for sharing your story with the students. They loved meeting you and learning the importance that everybody is special. You inspired the students and me!”
Gail Tafaro, Bragg Elementary School, NJ
“Jessica Melore is the true epitome of the Phoneix rising from the ashes, with hope, determination, a love of life and the ever present smile on her face and heart. You will never be the same once you hear her story.”
Carolyn Leary, Superintendent, Somerville Schools
“Jessica Melore is a true inspiration to young and old alike. Her story is filled with courage and an appreciation of life. She brings a new meaning to the word hope.”
Kim Harbur, President, Gift of Life Foundation, Kansas City, MO