Melissa McHenry (August 18, 1997 - May 9, 2016) was an American student athlete, honors art student, Girl Scout, and lifeguard.
She helped those who needed help and let those who felt unimportant know they were important.
Melissa died of sudden heart complications at the age of 18.
On May 9, 2016, Melissa had just came home to Lynbrook, New York, after her first year of college at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She was making her way in the back door and suddenly collapsed and her heart stopped beating. Her body was discovered by her mother.
An ambulance was called and her mother and the paramedics tried to resuscitate her but were unsuccessful. Melissa was taken to Franklin Hospital where she was pronounced dead.