Brenda (Murphy) and Sean Kelsey, along with little Oliver, were planning for this fall to be an extremely joyous time. They were expecting the delivery of their newest family member, a baby girl.
After a normal exciting pregnancy, in early September Brenda gave birth to Rebecca Faye Kelsey. Rebecca was not able to breathe on her own and was rushed to the NICU. Shortly after childbirth Brenda suffered a massive stroke and was rushed to the Emergency room and spent almost two weeks in ICU.
Even though they were both in critical care, the doctors were able to let Brenda and Rebecca visit and hold each other twice in that short time frame. Tragically, Rebecca was only able to stay with us six short days.
Their story is beyond heartbreaking. Sean and Brenda are coping, together, by taking it one moment at a time. Brenda is currently at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE. Sean is up there supporting her. Their goal discharge date is November 12, 2013.
The current family home cannot be easily modified for Brenda to live in since she will be coming home in a wheelchair. So, in the next few weeks we need to prep their old house to sell and we need to get their new home ready for Brenda to move in.
We started out by asking for volunteers to help pack, paint and move. The response has been fantastic. There have also been so many people asking how they can help from far away or because they don’t have the time to donate. That is why this page has been set up.
Please donate whatever you can afford. The money will go towards repairs on the old home, paint and supplies, and retrofitting the new home for Brenda's return.
Please know should there be any money left over the family has opted to set up a memorial fund in the name of Rebecca Faye Kelsey and will be used to pay ongoing expenses for the family.