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Kelly Smith is battling Thyroid Cancer and Lymphoma without insurance coverage. Please show your support and keep her family in your prayer

In 2011, Kelly accomplished a lot. As a single mother, she left low income housing and bought her first home in April for her 2 children. She also finished her degree the following month, in May. She is an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at a local non-profit, a job that she loves.

In September 2011, after fighting illness for over a year, she underwent a partial thyrocotomy. A week later, her surgeon called and diagnosed her with thyroid cancer. Less than a month later, she underwent a second surgery on her throat to remove the remaining thyroid tissue. During that time, it had been discovered that it had moved into her lymph nodes.

Kelly has no insurance coverage. She has spent all of her savings on medical costs, ranging from doctors to medications. Even though she has already underwent I131 radiated chemotherapy treatment, it did not kill all of the cancer, and she will need to continue her treatment. Through all of her treatments, Kelly has continued to work her full time job and care for her 2 children, age 8 and 9. She makes too much money to qualify for any public assistance, so she has been trying to keep up with the medical bills on her own the best that she can, as well as maintaining her home and travel expenses to Salt Lake City to the Huntsman Center where she receives her treatments.

At this time, she is trying to raise money to continue traveling to Salt Lake City and continue preemptive treatment to undergo a third surgery and another round of I131 radiation.Please keep Kelly and her children in your prayers at this time!Kelly needs all your support and prayers to help her stay strong through this trial.

If you have any questions, or suggestions or just need to contact a representative for the family please call Laura Ambrose (Kelly's Sister) at 307-382-6327 or e-mail at

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Kellys name and send to: Laura Ambrose, 1804 Elk St. #163, Rock Springs, WY 82901.All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!

Thank you all SO Much!!
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