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Kelly’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website, created it to keep friends and family updated about Kelly Meloney. For those of you would like to help her with the massive medical bills her treatment requires, a fund has been established in her name.  Donations are being accepted through The Kelly Meloney Fund c/o Mundelein Community Bank, 1110 W. Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060  Attn: Isela Rios

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PLEASE NOTE:Donations made as tributes through the Caring Bridge site do NOT go to Kelly's fund but instead benefit the people at Caring Bridge.




On February 17th, Kelly Meloney was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile duct.)  Those of you who know her personally are aware of what a vibrant, caring person she is.  She is filled with laughter, love, and life and gladly shares all of that with those around her. She has touched so many people in her 26 years and we are grateful for all the expressions of support and willingness to help.
    My name is Barb Dolan and I have known (and loved) Kelly for 25 years now.  I am going to start this blog and with the help of her family I will do my best to keep you updated on how she is doing and ways we can all help her fight this illness.  When Kelly is feeling up to it she will take over this blog and write the journal entries herself.  Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions.  Please keep the guest book full for Kelly and her family!
    We love you, Kelly!!

Latest Journal Update


Hello everyone.  This is Barb.  I'm writing to let you know that DVD's of the Dancing for Now performances on September 19th are now available.  These DVDs were made possible thanks to Mr. Kent Meister and members of his student tech crew at Mundelein HS who generously donated their time to videotape the event and create these DVDs. The MHS tech crew is offering the DVDs at cost to us which seems beyond words generous after all the work that went in to producing them.  The DVDs are only $7.00 each payable to Mundelein High School.  To order one simply send a check to Mr. Kent Meister c/o Mundelein High School   1359 W. Hawley Street Mundelein, IL 60060  along with your address and they will ship one out to you.  If you would like to add a dollar or two to help cover postage for them that would be kind, though not required.
   It is almost difficult for me to talk about the profound effect that day had on me. The dancers and performances were absolutely stellar.  Simply perfection.  To see people come from across the country to celebrate the memory of Kelly through her beloved dance was so moving.  I smiled, laughed, and cried.  I am very grateful to Mr. Meister to be able to obtain a DVD as a remembrance.  The DVD's will only be available for a limited time so if you were there and want to relive it or could not be there but want to see it please get your orders in as soon as possible.  I have not seen the DVD but did see the beautiful cover and case and can't wait to get mine.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at  Best wishes to you all.