“I was a very active teenager. I attended PE classes three times a week and being active was just a huge part of my life.”
When she first discovered a lump in her right shinbone, she was told it was an internal bruise. It turned out to be bone cancer – also known as Osteosarcoma. After going through an intense period of chemotherapy, she eventually had her leg amputated above the knee in 2003.
“The amputation got rid of the cancer, so it worked like a charm, but it also left me wondering what do to next.”
The first Scotswoman
Fast-forward to 2022. The Move For Jenn Foundation, located in the United States of America, which works to fund running blades for sarcoma survivors like Kelly, was looking to expand their generosity beyond America’s borders. That’s when Kelly met Jenn Andrews, founder of The Move for Jenn Foundation. “When I say this woman is SO deserving, I am not sure that covers it! She is so relatable, so determined, so driven and just needs the tools to be as active as she aspires to be! How could we not want to help this incredible mom of 5 year old twins?!”, says Jenn Andrews in an Instagram post announcing the funding of Kelly’s new running blade.