Melissa Young is Miss Wisconsin USA 2005 and was awarded the prestigious title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss USA pageant that year. She is the first woman from Wisconsin to earn that special award.
Ten years ago, her precious son, Jack entered the world. Melissa has been fighting for her life ever since. While her prenatal health crisis was preventable, her deep faith in God and forgiving spirit is touching millions around the globe.
God willing that her health permits, Melissa will speak on this life-changing experience and how she maintains a forgiving spirit through her terminal illness as the keynote speaker at our 2021 WLI National Conference!
Melissa became a media sensation after her public “thank you” to Donald J. Trump during the Wisconsin primaries went viral. His emotional support and encouragement during her darkest hour ignited the spark of hope within, lifting her lifeless body to its feet. She has been interviewed, extolling her immense gratitude on dozens of national news shows, including Fox’s Sean Hannity, Stuart Varney & Company, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, America’s News HQ, CNN, and Inside Edition.
Melissa is a five-star rated, best selling author. Her new memoir Something Beautiful is Going to Happen is leaving readers spellbound. She currently travels from coast to coast as a motivational speaker sharing one of the most compelling testimonies you’ll ever hear.
Melissa is a courageous warrior. There is no medical explanation as to how she is still alive. God’s plan for her life is purposeful, and His miracles are abundant. Through it all, the love Melissa has for her son and the grace she embodies is true beauty in its purest form.