"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In Memory of Keri- A Request for Support

Keri Denise Brown Still







Keri's daughter, Kellyn







If you have noticed on the right side of my blog here for the past month, I have had information about the Charlotte Walk to Defeat ALS on May 31. I got involved in this walk and with this organization in the most random way.
I get the Winston-Salem Journal in electronic format every day, and a few months ago, I clicked on a banner entitled "Help Keri". This linked to a website that told the story of Keri Denise Brown Still and her fight with ALS. She was pregnant when she was diagnosed, and she fought so hard to see as much of her daughter's life as possible. Keri lost her battle with ALS, and although I had never met her or her family, I was so touched by this story. First, I didn't know that ALS struck people so young, and I didn't know how terribly quick it takes the lives of those diagnosed. Secondly, I just admired Keri's spirit, before and after her diagnosis, and the deep friendships that were apparent through those that supported her. And finally, the love of her family was so special, and the loss to them, so evident.
So, I am walking in Keri's memory, and so that her little girl, Kellyn, can hopefully grow up and know a world without ALS. If you can donate, or would like to join the walk, please click here. Every dollar helps me reach my goal.

3 comments:

Paula... May 5, 2008 at 5:45 AM  

What an inspiring story and what a great thing you're doing Kim :)

lynn May 6, 2008 at 6:41 AM  

Kellyn is lovely and lucky to have you! Great thing you're doing there.

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