(Last Updated 4-2)
First, THANK YOU to all whom all have donated. When we started this fund I was not sure that raising $50,000 for the family was achievable. Now I believe we can make it & every penny is needed by this family.
The Conkey & Billups Family has suffered a massive strike of the Covid 19 Virus. Kelly Conkey Billups, a local Columbus Realtor lost her brother David first, on March 29, 2020 to the deadly disease. That is the day we began this fund. Then, tragically on March 31, 2020 within hours of each other, she lost her mother Judith, then her Father Lou to the virus. Now, her husband Don is in a coma, on a ventilator in the ICU in "critical yet stable" condition, fighting to survive.
Please consider giving what you can, as Kelly is always one of the first to offer assistance to those in need. She reached out to me during a difficult time in my life, and she had only known me through Facebook. I know I am not alone. She brings kindness to strangers all the time. This money will help the family tremendously. If it cannot be used for the family, I am confident it will be paid forward.
You can read/see more about the story in the attached links. Columbus Dispatch Interview With Kelly- (4/1) NBC4 Columbus Interview (4/1) ABC6 Columbus- Interview with Kelly (3/31)
Michelle & Candace