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Hi I'm Kelly

I grew up in Utah. I play the violin. I have cancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Two weeks before I graduated from college with a degree in music, violin performance, I was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to continue my education as I had planned, I moved back home. I am still undergoing treatments, but in the meantime I am trying new hobbies and spending quality time with my family. I love to cook, be in the mountains with my puppy, and persuade my nieces and nephews I am the favorite aunt.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't realize how important being a Mormon was until I was faced with a life or death situation. I was born into a mormon family, went to church every Sunday and was baptized at age eight. I never doubted the validity because I felt peace whenever I lived what I learned. However, when the news came that my life could end sooner than expected, I began to reconsider my goals and how I wanted to spend my time here. I studied about God and His plan for us. I started to see the big picture more clearly and that our time on Earth is just a short moment. I became excited that when I die I will be reunited with loved ones who have already passed away. The more I studied about God's plan of happiness, the more I came to accept my circumstances. My life is in God's hands, the best place it can be. I know that God loves us and He sent us here to have experiences that will prepare us to return to live with Him again. I am grateful for my experiences, for they are molding me into a better person.

How I live my faith

When I was diagnosed with cancer, many people extended a loving hand. I have been the recipient of people who have chosen to walk how Christ walked, so I try to do the same to help others' who may need a helping hand. Although I am not perfect, I try to see people as God see's them despite their weaknesses. I have learned more deeply through recent experiences that there is good in everyone.