Kelly's Medical Fund

$5,750 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 23 months
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Ashley Cornelison
on behalf of Kelly Cornelison
 ANDOVER, NJ
As many people know already, on Friday, 7/22, Kelly was doing a chin-up on a pull up bar installed in the doorframe of her room.  The bar came loose and Kelly fell, hitting her head on the hardwood floor and shattering her C6 vertebrae in her neck.  

The hospital stay this past weekend was stressful for everyone.  At the time of the injury, Kelly had full control of her body and feeling in all her limbs, but we were told the surgery she needed to fix her broken spine could possibly affect her spinal cord.  The doctor said there was about a 30% chance of paralysis with the surgery, but a 100% chance if we didn't do anything.  So on Sunday night, she went into the operating room with a waiting room full of scared family and friends, asking for prayers and well wishes.

Thankfully, Kelly came out of the surgery with full control of her body.  We were all relieved! She is now home resting, but the hard part isn't over yet. Kelly may still have to undergo multiple risky surgeries, depending on how her body reacts to this first one.  We also found out during this surgery that she has "soft bones" for someone of her age, which could complicate the healing process.  She will need to see a specialist to address this issue, and hopefully be able to fix it.  For the next 6 months, she will be nursing herself back to health with the help of family and friends.  

For most of this time, Kelly won't be able to work or go to Boston this fall to continue her education, as planned.  With mounting hospital bills, doctor visits, and an unknown future, we are turning to our friends and family for help.  Sometimes during hard times, it is hard to ask for a hand, but this time we need it.  

If you are able to lend a hand to Kelly in her time of need, we would be forever grateful.  Anything helps! We truly appreciate the time you took to read Kelly's story and we will keep everyone updated on her progress as time goes on!

Sincerely,

Kelly Cornelison & The Cornelison Family
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I never thought the outcome of setting up this page would be this! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me and kept me in their thoughts and prayers. You are all truly amazing and I can't express my gratitude enough. I will keep everyone updated on my progress as time goes on.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Kelly Cornelison
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$5,750 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 23 months
Created July 25, 2016
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