My Red Cross Story: Janice Chance
By Ian Seth Levine, Volunteer
While serving in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Jesse Melton III agreed to take the place of another soldier. While Jesse rode in the soldier’s Humvee, the enemy detonated a bomb. The bomb killed Marines and an interpreter on impact—and set Jesse’s uniform ablaze. He went into cardiac arrest while in transit to the field hospital and died soon after. But before deploying, he told his mother, Janice Chance, that he wanted to “go change the world…”. While still mourning his loss, she set out to do the same.
But let’s rewind.