“Mom, I want to go change the world, make a difference, and do something that will bring God glory.”
In our sixth installment of Solidarity of Service, hosts Schmiegel and Gillums are joined by Gold Star Mom Janice Chance. Chance’s son, Captain Jesse Melton, USMC, was killed in September of 2008 while supporting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan. Chance speaks about preserving her son’s legacy through service to others and using that service to heal. She says she’s made it her daily mission to make a difference in the lives of others, particularly military, veterans, and first responders.
Chance also discusses her personal experience with Operation Gratitude and highlights the value of community partnerships and continuous, tangible action to impact and improve outcomes for our nation’s heroes.