My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated about our loved one.

Shelly was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We created this site in order to keep everyone up to date on her recovery.

Be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.

On February 23rd, 2009, Shelly was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was very unexpected as she had gone in the week before for what was considered to be a routine surgery when they found the cancer.

We have had some rough days since we found out, but now we are moving onto the next steps of battling this disease. The outlook sounds positive. Shelly will be having a mastectomy on Wednesday March 4, 2009. During the surgery she will have some test completed to determine if any of the cancer has traveled outside of her breast.

We would like to thank everyone for their calls, emails, visits, and prayers. The support that we have received from everyone is truly amazing. We need all the support that we can get right now. Please stay in touch!

I will try to update the site as we find out more information and after she has her surgery on Wednesday.


Aaron Clayton posted a new journal entry.

I had my second phase of reconstruction today.  It was same day surgery, which made me a little anxious at first, but I really have had minimal pain. The recovery nurse ... Read more

Nina Karsky signed Shelly's Guestbook.

Hi Shelly, I have read your story and have signed your guest book one other time.  My mom, Maydean Walz was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease and has a CaringBridge ... Read more

Nikki Hieb signed Shelly's Guestbook.

Woohoo Shelly!!!  So glad to hear the great news!  I bet "normal" never felt so good ;) Hope you enjoy an awesome summer of being healthy!  Way to kick some ... Read more

karol brodersen signed Shelly's Guestbook.

So glad to hear the good news!  We think of you so often. We have great memories of our years in Tripp. Fun to talk to your mom last month and catch up on your ... Read more

Trudye and Dan Fosness signed Shelly's Guestbook.

Dear Shelly So good to hear you'r doing so well, and the journey is on the positve upswing. WE pray for you every day! And you do have a great family, and friends who love ... Read more

Darcy Kepplinger signed Shelly's Guestbook.

Hi Shelly, I am glad to hear that your surgery went well.  We all miss you here at work and can't wait to have you back here.  Take care and let me know if you need ... Read more

Trisha Justice signed Shelly's Guestbook.

Shelly, I am so happy that your surgery went well, I wish I would have known, I work at McKennan and maybe could have stopped by to say hi! Well hope you are recovering ... Read more

Kim Thury signed Shelly's Guestbook. glad everything went OK.  Hope you recover from this latest procedure as amazing as everything else has gone.  Loved playing ball with you again and really ... Read more

Pat Leischner signed Shelly's Guestbook.

Hi Shelly!     So glad that your last surgery is behind you!!!  And that all treatments are done!!  Now you will be able to enjoy your summer with Aaron & the ... Read more

Kris Borgan signed Shelly's Guestbook.

SO Happy for you Shelly!  I hope you continue to get stronger everyday!  You should be so proud of yourself!! Read more

Brenda Fredrich signed Shelly's Guestbook.

   Hi Shelly, It's sure is great to know that you are doing so well. I am so happy to hear that you didn't really have any pain with your surgery. YOU ARE A TOUGH GIRL. ... Read more

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