|There is someone I really want you to meet. Her name is Melissa. Melissa is an ordinary person. She is also an inspiration.
She is a mom from California who is bravely petitioning California’s incoming governor, and was able to convince one of the most famous families in the world, the Kardashians, to fight for her cause. You may have heard of her petition before, but there is even more to her story:
It all started with a terrifying cancer diagnosis for her daughter, which Melissa soon learned was common in her area. Melissa documented over 50 other cases of rare childhood cancers near her family’s home.
As she peeled away the layers of this mystery, she uncovered a jaw-dropping truth: the site of one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in U.S. history sat just miles from her house…
And it has never been cleaned up.
For over a year, Melissa has been campaigning to clean up this former nuclear and rocket testing site. She’s grown the signatures on her petition to over half a million supporters and counting. She’s hosted rallies. And Melissa has been interviewed by countless press outlets and political candidates about her campaign.
When her daughter first developed cancer, Melissa would not have described herself as a natural advocate. “I wasn’t used to speaking up and did everything I could to avoid conflict.” But once her daughter’s life was at stake, she had no choice but to act.
Like I said, Melissa is an ordinary person. She’s also someone who has stepped up to the plate in an extraordinary way. And Melissa isn’t slowing down.