Melissa Susan Farah

Melissa Susan Farah was the second teacher at Avon Elementary School to go into Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey, to give birth to her first child. When her friend, Valerie Scythes, who also gave birth by cesarean, died shortly thereafter.
Farah was just 28 years old at the time of her death on April 12, 2007. She was married to Daniel Farah, 29, a computer-information specialist. Farah’s newborn daughter, Grace Melissa, survives.