Liam Kelley

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Raised by 174 people in 52 months
This account is for Liam Kelley, son of Leonard and Samantha Kelly.  He was born Februsry 20, 2015 by cesearen section at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida.  He has a rare congenital heart condition called pulmonary venus return. He is very sick. He was quickly taken to Fort Walton Beach neo-natal ICU and it was determined he would need heart surgery to correct this condition and has now been transferred to UF Shandy Childrens Hospital in Gainesville Florida.

His mommy has yet to meet him due to her surgery,  His daddy is in the air force and is with him now. The hospital he is in is 6 hours away from base. The doctors have told the family to expect a hospital stay of a month or more.  With thst being said the out of pocket expenses for his wonderful parents will be extreme. We are asking that you please join us with helping in defraying these costs and show them that they are surrounded by wonderful people that love them. 

Samantha and Leonard are two of the most loving, giving people you will ever have the pleasue of knowing.
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Liams surgery is over and went well. We now pray for his complete recovery. You will never know how much our family appreciates your kind words, your prayers and your gracious gifts. God has worked through each and every one of you and we will continue to give him glory. Thank you all for caring so much.
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SMALL UPDATE: Most of the more detailed updating will be done on the CaringBridge journal at ( http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/liamkelley2015) over the next few days, but I have a rare quick moment to pass on a few updates.
Liam continues to remain under a myriad of antibiotics and pain meds, but the pain meds help him to rest and not be in so much discomfort. He's now also got a feeding tube that's actually bypassing his stomach; this is done so that he won't vomit and whatnot (his got the tube for the respirator down his throat), but that means that Liam will now be able to start having his first milk from his mother. With that being said, every doctor and nurse that's been in contact with Liam has been somewhat in awe of his strength smile emoticon He's got an extremely strong grip, and has excellent muscle structure. They've also all noted how big his feet and hands are, so lil Liam's one strong Irish boy wink emoticon
SURGERY: Sometime tomorrow we'll be talking with the surgeons that will be performing the open heart procedure on Tuesday. Once we know more details, we’ll post it to the CaringBridge site.
KIDNEY: Liam’s got a lil bit of an issue with one of his kidneys. It’s something they will investigate further sometime after his surgery, and it’s not life threatening.
Finally, Sam and I are just simply in awe over the outpouring of love, support, positive thoughts and prayers for our lil Liam. We tell him about EVERY SINGLE person that’s reached out. I know he’s so thankful to all of you wonderful friends, family, and strangers that are strangers no more smile emoticon Samantha, Liam, our families, and I are truly humbled by the love that's been shown; please please know that.
Finally, I just want to reiterate that it'd be impossible to like and respond to every post, but we read ALL of them; EVERY SINGLE ONE. I love you all and am indebted to you for your generosity of words, support, love, prayers, and caring; from the depths of my soul.....thank you.
— feeling thankful with Samantha Kelley and 3 others.

Liam's Family | CaringBridge
Check out this CaringBridge website, where you'll find the latest updates, a planner for organizing hands-on help and a place for Guestbook messages of love, hope and compassion.
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Last night around 8:40, Samantha, Leonard and Liam finally got to connect as a family. They are truly grateful for your gifts, your prayers and good vibes as Leonard would say. Liam is stable and a team of doctors will meet Monday to discuss Baby Liams surgery, making sure all bases are truly covered. The Kelley and Philyaw families are truly grateful to have you as friend and ask for your continued support in this journey which is "Liams Story".
May Gods blessing continue to flow on this wonderful family.
The Kelley Family together for the fist time since Liams birth.
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Rebecca Struve
52 months ago

Praying for baby Liam and your family! May God give you peace and the doctors and surgeons a steady hand during the surgery.

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Amanda Calvery
52 months ago

I have been praying for you and the baby! I love you guys

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Sherry Liles
52 months ago

Praying for you Sam and your husband and your precious baby boy. Know that we are all here for y'all and God has got his arms all around you all. Love yall

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Raised by 174 people in 52 months
Created February 21, 2015
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Terry & Jan McKee
47 months ago

Samantha and my daughter, Mandi McDaniel are friends on face book. Thom, my first grandchild also has WS. He has been such a blessing in our lives. I was so touched by your beautiful family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Christian & Mel Postier
52 months ago

We are praying for the Kelley family. We love you guys.

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Kristopher Copenhaver
52 months ago

My prayers and thoughts are with you

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Rebecca Struve
52 months ago

Praying for baby Liam and your family! May God give you peace and the doctors and surgeons a steady hand during the surgery.

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Amanda Calvery
52 months ago

I have been praying for you and the baby! I love you guys

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Sherry Liles
52 months ago

Praying for you Sam and your husband and your precious baby boy. Know that we are all here for y'all and God has got his arms all around you all. Love yall

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