Our deepest sympathy and prayers for Kelly and her family. Kelly is with our merciful Lord now and is free from pain, but it is still hard for those on this side of heaven. We are so sorry for your loss.
Jim and Donna Smith
There are no words to express how sad this makes me feel. My not quite 19 yr. old Son has his Aortic Valve replaced 2 yrs. ago with a Mechanical Valve, and he's doing well now. I can't imagine the pain that Kelly's Mom is going through right now, but my heart goes out to her & her Family. Godspeed Kelly ... & we'll see you on the other side someday.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Kelly's family, her Mom & brother Chris. I will keep you in my daily prayers, for GOD's comfort, Didn't know Kelly but she is part of our family here, she will be deeply missed. Take care everyone. jim
To Kellys family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Kelly but I sure did say a lot of prayers for her to get well. She is quite a lady. I know she will be greatly missed, but she is in such a wonderful place and I know she is very happy and free of any pain. God bless you all.
Kelly...I am so sad. I know you're in a better place now, but I selfishly wanted you to stay w/us imperfect beings here on earth for much, much longer. It is so unreal that you are gone...but I know the reunion with your dad was a sweet one, & that I'll see you again one day. Watch over us all until then.
My Prayers go out to all of Kelly's family for their loss. I only knew Kelly from being a friend and neighbor on our farmtown game, but we had many great days of farming for each other, she helped me a lot getting started. We had several good chats about our lives and family. She will be missed by all whoever had the chance to be a friend with her.The world lost a wonderful woman today, but Heaven gained a beautiful Angel.R.I.P.Kelly
Hey Kel! You're my first thought each morning. I haven't been on here in awhile, but I had heard about the massive outpouring of love and prayers. So great to see! I hope today is a great day for you. Sorry I can't be at USC with ya, but just know - I'm with ya all the way! I can't wait to see you stronger. And to sign off in your usual way...
Hi there. I was sent your link by another friend who is reaching out for prayers for you. I know your battle for life is HARD, and to some they might think it is impossible. But it is. My 9 yr old daughter had her AV replaced when she was 3yrs old. She will undergo a AV and MV replacement in the next coming weeks. The fear alone of a double valve replacement is so shocking, I have no words. BUT, please keep the faith. If at such a young age she can heal I hope and pray you are able to do the same. You can read more about Arianna and her battle for life at www.caringbridge.org/pa/arianna She also has severe regurg from AV, MV and PV because of her first OHS @ 4 days old to remove a tumor that was blocking 95% of her left ventricle. It has been a long hard battle, even with the surgery she wasnt expected to live a month. Miracles DO happen.
Hi Kelly, You are in my daily prayers for a full recovery. You sound like an amazingly strong and determined young woman! May you enjoy good health... thanks to the incredible Drs and staff who do perform miracles.
Kelly - Looking forward to seeing something on your site really soon telling us all that you have turned the corner and things are getting better for you. You and your family are in my prayers.
Dick Miller - Cincinnati
Just want you to know that I have been thinking about you & praying for you. I even lit a candle for you in my parish. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. Although we are all complete strangers, we are all bonded as "valve people". We love you & wish you well.
Hey Kelly, I was so relieved to hear from Linda Dixon, that things look like they starting to turn around for you. I am so glad. I have been thinking about you and praying for you as well. You have been thru so much just can't imagine. You are quite a young woman. Can't wait to see you get back on here. Love Linda H
Dear Kelly: You are in my prayers. I'm confident that you will get well and enjoy life fully with all the prayers that are going up for you. I find that just praying for you and my own survival is very good for us all. God is good!
Dear Kelly, I just read on your facebook page that they have removed your breathing tube and want you up and walking!! Praise God!! I am so happy you have turned the corner! Your fellow HVJ "valvers" have been very concerned and look forward to hearing from you soon! Keep up the good work...you are an amazingly tough woman!
Hello Kelly, because of your sharing and the help of this forum, I learned some things that are proving to be helpful to my father who is in ICU now on his recovery journey from Mitral Valve surgery. As a child of God, I pray for your comfort and healing and thank you for sharing your story as it has helped me, my father and our family.God Bless You. Pam