The South New Jersey Chapter was founded by Melani Vincelli who was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer in June of 2009. After six rounds of chemo that ended in October 2009, a total gastrectomy, removal of her gallbladder and part of her liver in December 2009, she has been cancer free ever since. Her full story appears on the Survivor Story page of this website. Born and raised in New Jersey, she met Debbie's Dream founder Debbie Zelman on the Dr Oz show about stomach cancer and is thrilled to be a part of the DDF team. Melani is married and has a son.