Fall 2017

A Kidney For Kim Never imaged I’d be writing a story about Kim Kelsey. Oh, I would’ve, should’ve, could’ve…because she is quite an interesting lady and one of the sweetest persons I know! Not only do I admire Kim for her creativity in picture-taking, her knowledge about preserv- ing family legacies in pictures, and scrapbook- ing, but also because of the delightful way she stays positive! Kim is upbeat and shares a smile whenever she can. Now that’s a dear, dear person. She’s been this way all the years I’ve known her and on facebook as well. I’ve known her a good 25 years. I don’t remember the exact year we met, but I think it was when I discovered Creative Memories™. Kim was my instructor at the many workshops I attended and inspired me to sell those wonderful scrapbook albums. We don’t meet personally like we used to, but we keep up-to-date with each other via face- book. This brings me to one of the important reasons I publish this magazine. God placed on my heart to write this story, Kim’s story. Kim needs a kidney and she needs it now to go on living a normal life! Her story touches me deeply because my brother Barry had a similar situation over 42 years ago. In 1975 and 1976, respectively, I and my brother Nelson donated by CAROLYN HAYES OCT - NOV - DEC 2017 | 21 ON A MISSION women-on-a-mission.com