Welcome to Kelly's Second Wind CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
If you are visiting this site, you already know Kelly Donehue and the amazing journey she has already undertaken. She has faced a life long struggle with cystic fibrosis. In March of 2012, Kelly was blessed by an amazing donor and received a double lung transplant through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC - the only hospital in the United States that was willing to take our Kelly's special case). Unfortunately, her new lungs are rejecting and causing increased complications. Kelly has been fighting through declining lung function for well over a year now. She was forced to go back on oxygen full time over a year ago and also undergo some really amazing procedures to try to keep the rejection in check.
We thank you all for your strength and courage as a community as you help us and our warrior girl fight through to a new set of lungs! We will continue to post with important updates as they arise.