Mélanie Chalmers refused to be defined by the cancer that took her life. Her friends and family remember her not for the way she left us – too young, and too soon – but for the way she shared with us her passion to squeeze the most out of her life.
Mélanie had the courage to choose the exceptional, and to pursue amazing experiences in the face of great personal cost and risk. This often meant exploring the far corners of the world, which she continued to do up until her final days.
What is Mélanie's Way?
In honour of Mélanie’s inspirational spirit, we (her husband, family and friends) have started Mélanie’s Way, an initiative which extends the definition of serving young women with metastatic or relapsed cancer beyond the medical arena – to focus on maximizing joy and creating customized experiences and shared memories with their loved ones. We help women to follow Mélanie’s Way by granting personalized ‘wishes’ that will create unique, joyful experiences for these women to share with those they will leave behind.