Jessica Ann Moore, co-founder of Drop Out to Degree Program and an honors student at Seton Hall University majoring in psychology was tragically shot and later died of her injuries on September 25, 2010 as she attended a fraternity party. A senseless crime took this incredible young lady away from us much too soon. This tragedy has affected people all across the country and inspired many to actions.
Jessica, a loving, sweet, and caring person that was always willing to help her fellow man, performed a heroic action that night. An altercation occurred with a man that was not admitted to the fraternity party that she was attending. Within minutes, the man returned, kicked in the door, and began firing a gun. Jessica's friend was shot in the face. Jessica, in a heroic fashion, attempted to shield her friend from further injury and was shot in the back of the head as a result. Jessica died from her injuries at 3:20 pm on September 25, 2010. For more information on Jessica, go to www.jessicaannmoore.com.
Jessica's professional goal was to become a Psychologist specializing in helping men and women in the military who were suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Jessica never got to realize her goals because her life was cut short by a senseless crime.
District 19 Community Services Board is determined to see that Jessica’s dream is fulfilled and has created the “Jessica’s Dream Fund”. All proceeds from this fund will be used to educate and provide treatment to returning service personnel and their families who may be experiencing the effects of PTSD or TBI. D19CSB, along with other sponsors of Jessica’s Dream, will provide “Welcome Home” Packages to all service personnel having been deployed to combat zones and returning home through Fort Lee, Virginia, which is located in D19CSB’s catchment area. Packages will include gift certificates for members of the family along with an invitation to a weekend retreat for the entire family. This retreat will offer the family a time of relaxation, entertainment, and a time of facilitated discussions designed to re-introduce the members of the family to each other.
For additional information regarding how to become a sponsor of Jessica’s Dream, please go towww.d19csb.com/jessicasdream/sponsor.
For information regarding access to available services, please go to www.vwwp4.com.