"Loving on Kelly" is an online home dedicated to keep Kelly’s circle of family and friends up to date with the latest on Kelly. It is a special place to connect with Kelly and her community of loved ones, both far and near. There are options to share messages of encouragement, prayers and well wishes, as well as opportunities to help and support. We encourage you to take some time to familiarize yourself with this site and visit often to stay in the loop for all things Kelly.
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As most of you who are Kelly's family and friends know, she has been dealing with significant health challenges ever since she was a teenager. Despite these challenges, through her own seasons of pain, Kelly has been a giver and has continually devoted her time, energy and heart in reaching out to and serving others. As many of you can testify, Kelly has been genuinely generous with her help, resources, wisdom, love, encouragement and more throughout her entire adult life.
In April 2016, Kelly began experiencing new symptoms that were not in line with her long-time health issues. Over the following months, a very rapid cascade of worsening symptoms ensued. After many visits with leading medical specialists and a battery of tests and procedures, it was suspected that Kelly may have Multiple Sclerosis. After unsuccessful treatment outcomes and a continued rapid decline and progression of Kelly’s symptoms the MS diagnosis was ruled out. Just recently, under the guidance of her primary neurologist searching for answers, Kelly underwent further extensive testing. After reviewing the results, it was determined that Kelly showed markers and tested positive for ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Currently, there is no cure or successful treatment for ALS.
This site is set up with the intent to provide us, her friends and loved ones with opportunities, whether in word or deed, to give back to Kelly during this particularly difficult season in her life. At the time of this post, Kelly is completely bedridden and in need of twenty-four-hour care. As one could imagine, this type of care comes at quite an exorbitant cost, not to mention future and pending medical bills. Hence, this is where the GoFundMe donations are so very helpful at easing the financial burden for Kelly’s Family. We want to ensure that Kelly is comfortable and to bring as much joy into her life as possible in return for the joy she has brought into our lives. All prayers, thoughts, well wishes, messages both public and private are welcome. There will be links provided on this site with information for those that would like to visit Kelly, send cards or make donations. Thank you for loving on Kelly!