Kelly's Medical Expenses

$7,090 of $10k goal

Raised by 141 people in 20 months
Lucy Smith Kubo
on behalf of Kelly Halls
 KELLER, TX
Beloved author of "weird" nonfiction books for young people, Kelly Milner Halls,  could use some help from her many friends across the country. Kelly is hospitalized and though she most likely will be going home soon, her medical expenses will follow her. As a self-employed author, Kelly does not have health insurance.  This lady works tirelessly touring the country to speak with young people about her books, about writing, and about being true to oneself.

Right now Kelly doesn't know the total cost of her hospitalization, but we all know that medical expenses can be astronomical. If every librarian who has ever hosted Kelly at their campus would chip in, we can keep finances from adding to Kelly's worries as she recovers her health.  Kelly would never ask this herself, but I do have her permission to ask on her behalf. Thank you for your consideration.
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Update 1
Posted by Lucy Kubo
19 months ago
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When Lucy asked if she could start a GoFundMe on my behalf, I wanted to give her a big hug because it was such an amazing gesture. But I also felt honor bound to remind her – I’m not famous. “Don’t be disappointed when no one contributes," I said. Boy, was I surprised.

So many of you have reached out to share your well wishes and your financial aid, I am humbled, teary eyed and reinforced. I wish there was a better way to thank you, but words escape me for the first time in my life.

Enter my daughter, Vanessa – a 25-year-old writer/illustrator in her own right with her first fantasy novel now in serious revision. She was so moved by your kindness, she wanted to DO something to thank you, too. So she created this original art – a picture of her mom with her favorite nonfiction themes expressing a rousing THANK YOU for all that you have done.

We have ordered 200 copies of this art card and will mail one to each person who’s contributed to Lucy’s GoFundMe, if you’ll share addresses privately. If we need more, we'll get more. It’s only a small gesture, but it comes with a piece of my heart and sheer gratitude. It comes with my undying appreciation, too.

Kelly
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$7,090 of $10k goal

Raised by 141 people in 20 months
Created August 4, 2015
Lucy Smith Kubo  
on behalf of Kelly Halls
$10
Anonymous
18 months ago
SB
$50
Sheri Boggs
18 months ago
$20
Anonymous
18 months ago
$10
Anonymous
18 months ago
$75
Anonymous
19 months ago
$50
Anonymous
19 months ago
PV
$200
Patrick Valentine
19 months ago

For all the kids out there.

CL
$200
Christine Liu-Perkins
19 months ago

Thinking of you, Kelly!

MP
$40
Melissa posten
19 months ago
$75
Karen Young
19 months ago

Go Kelly!

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