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Kelly Keiser

Fredericksburg, VA

Entry Photo for Kelly Keiser - Fredericksburg, VA

My name is Kelly and I am a single mother of three. I have been essentially homebound for 2 years; I rely on friends and family to transport me to doctor’s appointments, social events, and to my volunteer position two days a week at the disAbility Resource Center of Fredericksburg. I recently obtained a new driver’s license with restrictions for hand controls. I need to get back to work to support my family and to get back out in the community. I need an accessible vehicle.
I have faced many challenges in the last two years and have worked very hard to overcome them. My ex-husband walked out on our family after 23 years of marriage. Six months later I had a massive, saddle pulmonary embolism. I was in a coma for 17 days. My body began to shut down; my children were told to say their good-byes. I had a 10% chance of survival. When I woke I could only move my right arm. I spent two months in a rehabilitation center and was able to regain function in my left leg and left arm. I have continued in physical therapy for 18 months. I have persevered on my mobility journey and I have reached the final step. Please support me with your vote. Thank you.