With a story of dedication to life, family and responsibility, Melissa Wandall educates and inspires insurance professionals of the priceless value of planning, so they can provide protection and financial assurance to clients and clients’ loved ones.
Melissa Wandall has seen her life evolve in ways that she had never imagined. As a newlywed in 2003, she and her husband Mark celebrated their one-year anniversary and looked to a bright future together. They were a loving American couple, filled with enthusiasm and passion for one another, and for life.
Mark, a financial planner with John Hancock Financial, walked out the door to have dinner with Melissa’s brother and they both promised to be back soon. Melissa, a young bride, nine months pregnant, never saw Mark alive again. His life was cut short by a tragic crash—senselessly killed by a red-light runner.
At the crash scene, stoic and with steadfast survival instinct, Melissa made a promise to her deceased husband: I will love, protect and serve our “newfound” family and your legacy of compassion, respect for all and love of life will carry on.
Two weeks later, Madisyn Grace Wandall was born. Without Mark and with an uncertain future, Melissa was determined to accept this tragedy as a temporary stop in life’s journey. As a parent she would teach her new daughter that living a rewarding, happy life is a choice—a conscious mental place where acceptance is key, lessons are embraced and one must move through challenges. As an advocate for life she would dedicate herself to improving road safety and helping others who have lost family members and friends to a vehicle collision carry on rich, meaningful lives.
One selfless decision, one gift to a family loved, one life insurance policy.
As planners, Mark and Melissa never questioned the importance of life insurance. The decision to buy this important protection lives on in the daily lives of Melissa and Madisyn. Melissa has dedicated herself to improving road safety, helping others who have experienced loss and, most importantly, empowering insurance agents around the country to encourage their clients to make that one selfless decision—to buy life insurance.
Industry knowledge – Melissa understands the life insurance industry
ROI – Lasting impact from her true story and compelling messaging
that resonates with insurance professional and their clients.
Proven professional – Proven track record with the industry’s finest insurance companies, having influenced over 50,000 US and
Authentic – Her role as a relentless parent, dedicated community
advocate and recipient of life insurance touches everyone.