Despite her ongoing health issues, Kelly maintains several online support sites for people with chronic illnesses. She promotes positivity while acknowledging the reality of physical challenges. I think that’s what I appreciate most; her optimism seems realistic, relevant, and within reach for those of us who are going through rough times.
I Have a Bad Tummy with an Optimistic Mind: Chronic Illness Support. This Facebook page is frequently updated with uplifting thoughts, quotes, and pictures.
Her blog, Diary of a Sick Girl, chronicles her journey with multiple autoimmune diseases and serves as an outlet for her compassion for fellow sufferers.
She also has a YouTube channel where she shares updates on her journey and information about her various diseases. The title of her first video for Invisible Illness Awareness Week, “But You Don’t Look Sick”, suits her well. From the outside, she’s young, lovely, and generally fabulous, but her innards are not so lovely.