Kelly was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in September 2017. It had spread into his bones in his lower back, pelvis, leg and ribs. He has been undergoing constant hormone treatments since September and will more than likely continue them forever. He has also received chemo and radiation treatments.
In November he became very ill due to a blood infection and fluid filling his lungs. He spent 5 weeks in the hospital, with 3 of those weeks being in ICU. In the next weeks and months he faces many different procedures. He will be undergoing physical therapy (due to his hospital stay), radiation, and more hormone treatments. Plus many doctors appointments and trips to Des Moines. Kelly has also been unable to work since his diagnosis in September.
Kelly is a devoted husband and father, and a hero to his 5 grandchildren. He is know in the community as "Grandpa Kelly" because of his love for the kids and his support of L-S sports. We appreciate your support of "Grandpa Kelly" as he continues to fight this battle