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Kelly is undergoing aggressive treatment to overcome the trauma she endured watching her close friends take their own lives. This fundraiser is an effort to help raise money to offset the costs of her treatment not wholly covered by insurance.

On February 25, 2010, a young lady named Kelly, and two of her closest friends met up at a local train station with the intent to commit suicide. Kelly, who had received a phone call from her brother reminding her of the many reasons she had to live, decided not to follow through. She begged her friends to reconsider their decisions as well; however her cries and pleas went unheard. As a high-speed train approached her two friends stepped down on the tracks; the train struck and killed them instantly.

When I heard this story on the local news I was heartbroken for all three families involved. In the days following, the outpouring for the families of the two girls who took their lives was overwhelming. While I was touched by that, I couldn’t help but think about the young lady who changed her mind and decided against taking her own life, and that she seemed to have been forgotten in the process. As a result, I made a point to reach out to her family, and through that I have been fortunate to meet Kelly, her mom, and her grandparents - they are a wonderful and gracious people with whom I have been able to connect, and now proud to call friends.

Kelly is undergoing aggressive treatment to fight the depression that led her to the train tracks that day, and to overcome the trauma she endured watching her close friends follow through with taking their own lives. This fundraiser is an effort to help raise money to offset the costs of her treatment not wholly covered by insurance,

Thank you in advance for your contribution and please continue to pray for Kelly, and her friends and family.
 

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