Welcome to our Caring Bridge website for Kelly (Crowley) Severson. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support, kind words and generosity.
Background On Thursday, December 2, Kelly went to the ER via ambulance and was admitted to the Hospital in Wyoming, MN, with a severe case of COVID pneumonia from Covid-19. She was given various forms of heavy-duty oxygen support. The next day she was admitted to the ICU. The first few days in the ICU she made some improvements. Then Kelly’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was put in paralysis, sedated (placed in a medically induced coma) and put on a ventilator on Wednesday, December 8th. That Thursday, her kidneys failed, so she was airlifted to St. John’s Hospital who had the equipment and expertise to save and maintain Kelly’s life. Kelly and the incredible ICU team fought long and hard against this terrible disease, but her body was exhausted and unable to recover. She passed away on December 29, 2021, with Shawn and her sister Tricia by her side. She leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of her children, her family and everyone who knew her.
How You Can Help • GoFundMe = After insurance, Shawn is looking at tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and other expenses. It is unclear when he will be able to return to work as he is still recovering and now left to raise his children without the love of his life by his side. We hope to alleviate the financial burden so that he can focus solely on the kids and their wellbeing, as they adjust to life without Kelly. Any help is greatly appreciated to get their family through this terrible time. To donate, click on the “Ways to Help” icon in the purple bar on this page and then select the “View GoFundMe Fundraiser” option. This will take you directly to Kelly’s GoFundMe site where you can donate.
• Meal Train – Meal Calendar = If you would like to bring over meals for Shawn and the kids, Meal Train is an interactive calendar where you can select which date works best for you to bring them a meal. To learn more about how Meal Train works and/or sign up, click on the “Ways to Help” icon in the purple bar on this page and then select the “Visit Meal Train Page” option. From there you can learn more about delivery information and sign up on the calendar for when to bring a meal.
• Meal Train – E-Gift Cards = Using this feature, you can purchase electronic gift cards that Shawn can use to purchase groceries, other household needs and meals locally. To learn more, click on the “Ways to Help” icon in the purple bar on this page and then select the “Visit Meal Train Page” option. From there you can learn more about which electronic gift cards are available to purchase for the family.