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This site has been established for our beloved sister, daughter, teammate and friend Kelsi Renae Poe.  Updates will be made regularly on Kelsi's progress and your wishes, prayers, thoughts, and actions are very much welcomed and appreciated.  My family and I cannot thank everyone enough, we are witnessing a miracle in so many ways.

On Saturday September 4th Kelsi Renae Poe had a terrible accident.  She fell head first about 15 feet onto nothing but concrete.  She fractured her 5, 6, and 7th cervical vertebrae as well as several fractures of her thoracic and lumbar vertebrae (she broke her neck and her back), her skull was cracked from the front completely around to the back on the left side, she shattered her maxillary sinuses on the left, fractures into the orbital area (eye) and into her ear.  She has some epidural bleeding in her brain, had a right collapsed lung, a grade 2 spleen laceration and almost lost her right ring-finger toe, fortunately her spinal chord was not compromised in her fall.  Kelsi is now in SICU at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.  It's a miracle that Kelsi is still with us right now. 
     Anyone who has had the immense pleasure of knowing or meeting Kelsi knows that she is an absolutely amazing person.  Wherever she is she brightens the room with her glowing personality and charm.  Nothing and no one can compare to Kelsi's intense love for life.  She has lived everyday of her young beautiful life to the absolute fullest and has touched so many others lives along the way.  I pray to God that she can continue to touch more and more.  Please leave your wishes and prayers for my baby sister and continue to hold her in your thoughts because I can guarantee that you would be in hers. 

I love you Kelsi, more than you or anyone will ever know.  You have always been my sunshine.  I will be by your bed side until this nightmare is over.  I will not leave you sister bear and we will get through this.  My sun will not rise until you open your eyes.

Love always and forever
Your best friend and brother,
Jason aka Brother Bear


Stacey Hawkes posted a new journal entry.

I'm sorry I am so behind in updating you guys, I can't seem to keep up with everything. I have lots to tell you since the last entry.  Kelsi got her feeding tube out a ... Read more

Mary Tamulevich signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

An Invitation To All Prayer Warriors The Prayer Warriors at Angel_Wings will be holding a Prayer Vigil on Monday September 19th between 8-9 pm EDST for all the families on ... Read more

kevin bourgo signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Hi everyone,  I just want you to know how much I miss all of you and am so happy that Kelsi is doing so well.  I love you all. Read more

Vickie Kruse Wieberg signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

   What a WONDERFUL update!  Loved it!  Great job to you all, working together as a team in all of these different ways - therapy, homework, tests, road trips..., ... Read more

Christine Herrington signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Very inspiring story Stacey! Made me cry! Love ya lots, Christine Herrington Read more

Ann Faber signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Kelsi, I have been keeping up with you from the beginning and hoping and praying for you.  I don't know Stacey, but I do know your dad and want to tell you how proud of ... Read more

Austin Wilson signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Dearest Beautiful Kelsi, you are looking really good and so happy to hear things are going well.  It has been a long rough road, but you persavered and are such a fighter ... Read more

Rhonda LeCuru signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Kelsi:  What a journey you have taken.  So very glad to hear of your continued progress, especially with school.  Be strong and work hard Kelsi.  You will be back on ... Read more

jan darnold signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Hi Stacy,so glad things are going so well for Kelsi she is the fighter of all times just like her MOM. i will keep praying until she gets to play ball again i am so sure ... Read more

Roxie Stoneburner signed Kelsi's Guestbook.

Kelsi, Stacy, and Family, How you all continue to inspire me!  I will continue to pray for all of you and I will ask God to open the hearts of whoever makes the decision ... Read more

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