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HELP! For Kelly and Kids

Organized by: Shannon McNamara

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Hello Everyone! For those of you who don’t know my good friend Kelly and her three children; Ricky (4), Lucy (3), and Mary (1), Kelly has been through so much. She recently gained the strength to leave (after 9 years) a terribly abusive and violent relationship. She is an amazing, strong, hard-working, single mother and full time college student.
She was devastated when her youngest was born with a large tumor in her liver. This resulted in months of hospital stays, surgeries, and professional in-home care for baby including chemotherapy. Thankfully baby Mary has just been given a clean bill of health by her oncologist!!!
However, Kelly was withdrawn from her college because of her absence and had to restart her program from scratch at a new college. This has added 12 months to her original graduation date and doubled the financial cost of college! Her financial struggles are real and present as she is not receiving any child support and is struggling to find additional work to pay childcare for her 3 kids so that she may continue school and finish her degree this year.
God has placed this in my heart to do something to help her out. Something she would never expect nor ask for. She has accomplished so much, lets help her succeed for these youngsters and not let her circumstances get the best of her. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could shower her with our love and support as a community during this time of need?
We set a goal to raise $20,000! This is just the tip of the iceberg for Kelly and would take some of her incredible financial burden off her shoulders to focus on her kids and getting through her schooling. It won’t touch medical costs or tuition but would help tremendously with childcare costs so that she won’t need to get another job and drop out of college. She was recently gifted a 3-month scholarship from her children’s daycare which reduced the cost from $1600 monthly to $800 monthly which is great but still a lot!
If 1,000 people give just $20 we can reach this goal in no time. She also has car repair costs and living expenses of 3 growing kids. Unfortunately the kids must sacrifice due to the financial hardship and all 3 have missed out on so much including birthday parties. This family of 4 shares a one bedroom apartment and one mattress on the floor! They are in need of so much. Please consider donating even a few dollars and let's help Kelly get back on her feet!!!
Thank you so much for your kindness in coming together to help a mom and family in need and for making Kelly and her kids feel loved and special.


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