Brandon's Battle

After weeks of illness and incredibly high fevers, we were given the devastating news on June 1st of Brandon’s diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In just a few weeks, Brandon will become a father to his first child. Our brother in law Brandon and  sister Caitlin have been busy preparing for baby Rhodes.  Within a matter of days, the aggressive cancer has completely altered Brandon and Caitlin’s life. Brandon is a man of great faith and this faith makes him incredibly strong and determined. With the support he has, from an army of friends and family, we know he will fight this and win.

The next few weeks were supposed to be filled with excitement and anticipation for the arrival of their first child. Being diagnosed with a threatening disease is traumatic within itself, however, at this pivotal time in Brandon’s life, he will now need to redirect his attention to fighting Leukemia.

Brandon and Caitlin need love and support more than ever. We are hoping to raise money to help support their medical bills as well as living expenses in this time of uncertainty.  Caitlin, is the most loving, devoted wife and will not leave Brandon’s side. However, she is 7 months pregnant and she owns her own business, the Kelly Academy of Irish Dance. Brandon is the primary provider but has not and will not be able to work for the foreseeable future. Caitlin is trying to keep the school operating to maintain some income through this time while being with Brandon. They too just moved into their first home two months ago and were just getting settled. It is vital that not only Brandon get necessary medical attention, but Caitlin be able to worry a little less.

We hope that the love and prayers will be continuous for this grateful and growing family. We know that Brandon and Caitlin’s appreciation is endless. We thank you all for your support through this difficult time. Faith will persevere and God will guide the way.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity ❤️

With love,

Ryan and Dana Kelly

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 1 mo
  • Molly Maffett 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 4 mos
  • Francine Salopek 
    • $200 
    • 8 mos
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Fundraising team: Rathe's Warriors (3)

Ryan Kelly 
Organizer
Raised $9,385 from 73 donations
Milford, NJ
Caitlin Rathe 
Beneficiary
Dana Kelly 
Team member
Raised $150 from 2 donations
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