Please Chip in for Kelly Field
Kelly Field has been the manager for Cole Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine for the last ten years or so. As mentioned on the Cole website, “... she is responsible for oversight of all Cole North operations, including the website, product photography, gun sales, inventory management, and other daily management activities. Kelly has a reputation as our parts guru and has built many lasting relationships with customers over the years. She enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, playing on the coast and is very close to her family and friends.”
Kelly is a single mother, working hard to support herself and her eight-year-old daughter. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. This is one of those times.
A year and a half ago, Kelly had a brain aneurysm. Originally, she went to the hospital, but was misdiagnosed as having a migraine and was sent home. She ended back in the hospital undergoing emergency surgery which involved placing a stent into her brain in an attempt to fix the problem. This was late March of 2017. The original stent didn't fix things.
The current problem is, it was not successful. The options presently are an invasive craniotomy, which it looked like it was going to be the path, or another up through the groin to the brain aneurysm stent placement. Kelly has confidence in her doctors, though hardly a sure-fire deal, the success rate of this next procedure is sixty-percent or so, according to her surgeon.
Unlike myself, who only theoretically has a brain, Kelly Field actually does, and she has the pictures to prove it. Kelly has insurance, but as you can imagine she quickly blew past the maximum of pocket level initially and looks like that is going to be the case again very soon. As any of my friends know all too well, insurance hardly covers all the direct and indirect costs associated with a serious medical event. We have all heard the comment, “Well, it isn't like brain surgery.” In this case, it really is exactly like brain surgery . . . it is brain surgery. It is the last thing anyone needs and if you are a single mother worrying about your third-grade daughter, you need it even less.
Kelly Field is bright, articulate, talented, and funny. Today, though, she needs some help to get through a very challenging rough spot for her daughter and herself.
So, if you possibly can . . . please help. For my shotgunning friends, the price of one choke tube or a couple of boxes of shells would mean a lot to Kelly and her daughter. For my magician friends, the cost of one packet trick would do the same. Please share and tell everyone you can about Kelly Field.
Kelly's GoFundMe page is here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-fix-kelly039s-brain . Please help out if you can, today . . .it all adds up.
It is the right thing to do and it will make you happy for the rest of your life.
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