Welcome to Team Kellan's Page. This is year number SEVEN! Wow. And each year is just as amazing as the last. The team has gotten smaller over the years, but we are eternally grateful for the family and friends that have walked or ran next to us each year prior. We look forward to another fantastic September day celebrating Kellan.
Read Kellan's Story here!
At 12 weeks old, Kellan was diagnosed with an extremely rare chromosome abnormality on his 13th chromosome, specifically a deletion on points 21.1-31.1. April 27th, 2012 changed our lives forever. We sat in the Genetics Office at Children's Hospital listening to Kellan's Doctor tell us all the things we may encounter with his life. The list was scary. I sat staring at this long list of things with tears in my eyes as I held my perfect little baby. The unknown we knew we were going to face was terrifying and always will be, but Kellan is a constant reminder to live in the moment and not take for granted what you are given.
Early in this journey, it was scary. But our thriving, smart and always happy Kindergartener has taught us so much. He is the sunshine to our days and a daily reminder that you can do anything you put your mind to. The Doctor's early on gave us a list that included mental retardation and a chance of never walking or talking.....love that he has proved that list wrong over and over and over again!
Thank you again for your consideration to join Team Kellan. We'd love to have you by our side!