Thank you all for your continued support, thoughts and prayers. Many of you have been asking and I wanted to pass on the following information.
Arrangements have been made for Kelly.
There will be viewing at Bagnell's Funeral Home (75212 Hwy 437, Covington, LA) from 6-9pm on Thursday, Sep 4th.
The Mass will be at Most Holy Trinity Church (4465 190 East Service Road, Covington, LA) at 12 noon on Friday, Sep 5th.
Burial following at St Joseph's Abbey (on River Road in Covington, LA)
Heaven has gained another angel today. Kelly fought the good fight and won the race. She peacefully passed at hospice tonight as Dad was talking to her and commending her for her bravery. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you all for your continued prayers, help and financial support. Kelly was fighting very hard and seemingly doing well in her fight to beat her brain cancer despite some daily difficulties. A couple of weeks ago Kelly experienced a sudden decline and went from walking, talking and doing normal activities of daily living to not being able to take care of herself and in constant pain. Kelly was admitted to the hospital and later was put in Hospice care.
The brain tumor has become aggressive and caused swelling in the brain. They have pulled her from the clinical trials at MD Anderson but they are still using a lot of alternative medications and therapy. Larry, Susie, Danielle, Sean and Heather are caring for Kelly around the clock and Kelly's funds are helping to pay for her care and treatment. We are still praying and hoping for a miracle for Kelly and appreciate all you are doing for the entire O'Mahoney family during this very difficult time.
We are amazed and thankful for all the prayers and donations that continue to pour in. Thanks to your generosity and hard work we have raised over $100,000.00 toward Kelly's care. Thank you so much for your continued support.
We are so thankful and feel so blessed by all the love, prayers and support you have shown Kelly and the entire O'Mahoney family!
Thanks to your generosity in 5 short days we have raised 20% of our goal! Wow!!! You are all amazing!!
Susie and Kelly are now at MD Anderson Hospital and your kindness has allowed them to pay the entire first payment of $23,100 from your generous donations.
You have already raised an amazing $40,000 plus dollars and we are well on our way to be able to fund their next clinical trial payment as well.
Thank you so much! We will keep you updated on Kelly's treatment and appreciate your continued prayers and support.
On August 28, 2013, Kelly O 'Mahoney was diagnosed with a very rare type of brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma. After two brain surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy the tumor is still growing and doctors believe Kelly's best chance for survival is a clinical trial at MD Anderson hospital in Houston. This trial is not in the O'Mahoney's medical network and insurance has denied them this treatment. The O'Mahoney family will have to personally pay the over $200,000.00 of costs to have Kelly in this important clinical trial that we believe will cure her brain cancer. Everyone who loves Kelly knows what a beautiful, strong, and determined women she is and we know she can beat this cancer.
So many of you have asked how you can help. Along with asking for continued prayers we have put this page together to help defray some of the out of pocket expenses incurred during Kelly's treatment at M D Anderson. You can donate directly on this page or you can mail a check to:
Chase Bank 3500 Hwy 190 Mandeville, LA 70471 Checks should be made out to Kelly O'Mahoney and the account number: ######### should be noted on the check. Please contact me through this page for the account number.
The Bank accepts checks only (no cash) Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!
I am the sister of Kristine Brazelton, who was your neighbor years ago in Mandeville. We met once I am praying for your family. I am sending positive thoughts and love to Kelly so she can beat this.
Love to all,