Melissa was 29 years old when she was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. Melissa underwent various treatments, brain surgery, radiation and chemo. Melissa fought hard in the battle with Cancer.
Melissa was diagnosed in December 2013, with an oligoastrocytoma, a rare mixed glioma brain tumor discovered in her left temporal lobe.
In January of 2016 Melissa was informed that her cancer was no longer responsive to treatment and was given a diagnosis of 6 months to live. Even though Melissa was dealing with the pain and heartache of her diagnosis she was still so passionate about Heroes Shave it Off, and the possibility that one day brain cancer will no longer be a death threat. In June of 2015 Melissa Gobbett and Lindsay James created this event and raised just over $10,000.00, And fought together as long as they could. Now we fight in her memory and in the hopes that one day brain cancer will no longer be the ending of so many lives.