The long hours have been Kay's calling her entire teaching career, inspite of multiple medical battles. In her early 20s Kay suffered heart valve disease, replacement and bypass after a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and radiation attacked her body. The fight only increased her devotion to her son and her students. Cancer came back, next came kidney failure and daily home dialysis. Each crisis could not keep Kay from coming back to the classroom. Late last year co-workers rallied to be tested as a possible kidney donor for her when her kidneys grew worse. Eventually doctors at three different hospitals decided she was too sick to undergo the surgery. Yet still, there she was, everyday at school, teaching, leading and touching lives.
Overcoming hurdle after hurdle, Kay has returned to school to help her kids. That is until a few weeks ago. Kay contracted a virus that led to the discovery she needs a pacemaker. At this time she is too sick to have that surgery. She has been hospitalised for an extended time and has been told she may not be healthy enough to ever return to her students.
The news has been devastating for this lifelong educator. The reality of looming hospital bills and disability have added to this stress as she works to improve her health. You can help by joining us! Become a member of Kay's Care Crew. No donation or kind word is too big or too small. Your kindness will be greatly appreciated by those she has helped so much.
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