In Memory of Kelly

When starting a post like this, I don’t really know what to say… Or, how to say it.

That said, I am very sad and sorry to inform our community that Kelly Nugent passed away on Wednesday.  As Katrina, her cousin, shared with me, “Kelly fought a long, hard fight after experiencing multiple, post-operative complications including excessive bleeding and infection. Following her heart surgery, several additional surgeries were needed to address the bleeding, the infection, and remove her gall bladder — which may have been the source of the infection. But, no one is really sure.”

This was the second major health issue for Kelly during her life. Twenty-five years ago, Kelly survived Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Needless to say, my thoughts and prayers are with Emma, Kelly’s mom, and her entire family.

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick

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