Melissa Ann is unforgettable.  Injured at just 18 years old, she spends a great deal of her time speaking to middle and high school students and DUI offenders about the dangers of bad decisions. 

She is everyone's daughter, sister, friend...just an ordinary girl who made a decision that cost her many of the things that normal young girls get to experience. But if you ask her today if she would change anything, she'd say no.  Her accident brought her to the path she is on today in a close personal relationship with her Lord and Savior and exactly where she feels she needs to be. 

Melissa has written a book this year about her journey, completed school after her injury and earned her degree, is in demand for speaking engagements and started a non profit to help other spinal cord injured called Hope, Love & Me which you can view here:

Her message is simple: Dont drink, then drive. 

She is looking into the possibility of being a spokesperson for Uber , paints with limited mobility, continues working out to stay in shape and is considering an apparel line.  Her aspirations are limitless. 

You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook under Hope, Love & Me.