In February 2017, Kelly was diagnosed with a primary glioma (brain tumor) in her left frontal cortex, within the primary motor region. Her tumor has been identified as a Diffuse Astrocytoma (fibrillary), and is considered a "grade 2" (WHO classification). Based on the tumor location and the fact that the tumor is infiltrating, it has been deemed inoperable by her surgeon. She is currently undergoing treatment with an oncologist at Duke Hospital.
We are so very appreciative for all the positive thoughts and prayers for our mom during this time, however it has become increasingly difficult to respond to individual calls and texts. Please use this website to get the latest updates and follow Kelly's journey as she battles and defeats her brain tumor!
**FYI- Per Kelly's request, she wants to make sure you all know that since this is a free site, it will ask if you would like to make a donation in Kelly's honor, please do not feel obligated to do so, as these donations go to the caring bride site, NOT to Kelly.