My name is Melissa Stern and I’m a new Board Member for Team Maggie’s Dream.
As a previous recipient of a grant myself, and a breast cancer survivor, I’m so excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
I’m originally from south Florida, a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and I spent the majority of my 20s in the midwest reporting for TV stations in Missouri.
I made my way back to the East Coast in 2018 and have been reporting for CBS46 news in Atlanta ever since.
There is really no organization quite like Team Maggie’s Dream. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had no time to waste before starting treatment. Most people can’t drop thousands of dollars on a dime for fertility preservation…and there’s no time to come up with the money.
Imagine being told you have to start a medication, but it might hinder your ability to have kids one day. It’s devastating for many people. This organization helps raise money so teens and young adults can afford to harvest eggs and bank sperm when insurance won’t cover it.
I’m excited to be a part of such an amazing organization and help see it grow!