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Kelly McDonough's Cancer Battle

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In 2015, Kelly McDonough was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  2 years and 24 chemo sessions later, Kelly continues to wage her battle against this awful disease.

Every war comes with great costs.  Pain, chemo side effects, anxiety and fear are ever-present challenges. But it is the huge financial burden to her family which often feels as devastating as the diagnosis.

Kelly's devoted husband of 35 years, Pat McDonough, has been her constant companion and #1 support throughout this ordeal. She could not have made it this far without Pat by her side.  Yet the demands of caring for a loved one with stage 4 cancer for years are enormous. Essential care-giving impacts everyone and everything, especially empolyment, and it's become increasingly difficult to maintain the family's construction business while managing Kelly's treatment.  

The 2 year cancer fight has sucked up all the family's savings. Medical insurance covers just a part of the expense, and monthly premiums and co-pays are very large. Bills have amassed and income has shrunk.  Which is why we are turning to you for financial assistance during this crucial time.

The money you kindly contribute will help cover Kelly's outstanding bills and on-going expenses.  It will allow Pat to continue to care for Kelly without crushing financial anxiety.  Most of all, it will free Kelly from some of her greatest worries, while she is deep in the fight of her life, the fight for her life.

God, faith, family and friends have helped Kelly get this far.  We often speak of strong and loving families and how they help us thrive. Kelly and Pat have created a wonderful family, and all have joined together these past 2 years to help her with her cancer fight.  Now, this beautiful family needs our support to move onward with hope and peace. No one can face this alone.

(Kelly, Pat and family @ PurpleStride: The Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer)

As Kelly said once, sometimes we all need a rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten.  This is your chance to offer a bit of that hopeful light to Kelly and Pat. You can bring some beautiful grace into their world at a time of great need, right now.

On behalf of Kelly amd Pat, we offer you a huge bearhug of gratitude.  With love and love and love - thank you.

(Kelly with her gorgeous grandsons Andy and Axel)



  • Linda Passerini
    • $100 
    • 7 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Kelly Cole
Byron, CA
Kelly McDonough

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