Kelly plays in the park


Photograph by Jamie Organ (2019)

From sun up to sun down, Kelly is a constant ray of sunshine for everyone around her. This bubbly 5-year-old loves expressing herself, especially when it comes to her wardrobe. From a casual day outside to a spotlight moment, this fashionista always has an outfit she’s excited to show-off. Kelly also enjoys getting lost in a world of adventure with characters she reads about during storytime. She has even gotten her very own feature in the book, “When Life Happens,Then What?”, authored by her mom.

Keeping up with Kelly is no easy feat. Whether it’s dancing around to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse “Hot Dog Dance” or running and flipping in her school’s gym, Kelly is always on the move. Kelly has even completed three March of Dimes March for Babies walks, a cause that holds a special meaning for her family. Kelly was born 13 weeks prematurely, weighing 1lb 7oz.

Kelly is bold, beautiful, and fearless, charting her own course and overcoming every obstacle living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The strength and perseverance Kelly demonstrates inspires her loved ones every day.

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Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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