Elizabeth was told she had kidney stones but was dead nine days after doctors found out the real cause of the 39-year-old mother-of-three’s pain
- The mother-of-three died nine days after being diagnosed with aggressive cancer
- Elizabeth Kelly thought she had kidney stones, so she went to see a doctor
- She was diagnosed with cancer and died nine days after hearing the news
A mother-of-three has died just nine days after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer initially thought to be kidney stones.
Elizabeth Kelly, 39, began experiencing severe pain and believed it was something to do with her kidney when she saw the doctor on December 6.
Doctors diagnosed her with stage four metastatic melanoma after finding cancer in her lungs, breast and spine, before it quickly spread to her brain and bones as well.
A mother-of-three has died just nine days after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer initially thought to be kidney stones
Her partner AJ was left without a wife and their three children Sienna, 7, and twins Fletcher and Scarlett, 5, without a mother when Mrs Kelly died on December 15.
Close family friend Russell Spear said Ms Kelly fought the cancer as best she could and was under treatment for four days before she died.
“That gave them time to give this thing a few hits, but unfortunately the cancer was too severe and their bodies couldn’t handle it,” he told Yahoo News.
Mr. Spear started GoFundMe to raise money for the devastated family.
“Words cannot describe the impact of the loss of such an incredible woman,” he wrote.
“Grief is not a strong word for how we feel, but we mourn the loss of a daughter, a wife, a mother and a friend, and these three young children who will now only have their mother in their memories. hearts and when they see the stars in the sky.’
Mr Spear said the money would ease the family’s financial burden so they could mourn the loss of their loved one.
“Liz didn’t even get a chance to fight it, so we’re asking our friends to help AJ and the kids fight whatever comes next,” he wrote.
Elizabeth Kelly, 39, began experiencing severe pain and believed it was something to do with her kidney when she saw the doctor on December 6
“To get through this enormously difficult time without financial stress.
“Allowing AJ, Sienna, Fletcher and Scarlett to focus on their grief and healing as a family.”
Mr Spear said the family were reluctant to ask for help and he took it upon himself to help raise the money.
“To support our friend and his three naughty children and give them the opportunity to take care of each other after the most unfair and heartbreaking events,” he wrote.
“All funds raised will go directly to AJ as he supports his family through the harrowing next chapter.”