A Go Fund Me page has been started to help the Kielly family raise enough funds to supply their sun with a bed that will help enhance his life.
Mitchell Kielly, 20, of St. Mary’s has endured a lifetime of challenges. He was born with special needs that his mother outlines in the Go Fund Me message.
To overcome some of those challenges, he needs a special bed that will cost $15,000, a price that is presently out of the reach of his family.
The following is the message that appears on the page and his mother Donna Kielly’s plea for assistance:
“I am pleading with anybody that would like to help my son Mitchell get a much needed safe and secure bed. Mitchell was born very premature on Dec. 30, 1997.
He was born at 25 1/2 weeks and he weighed one pound and two ounces. He had many problems when he was in the Janeway hospital, the worst being his very severe reflux. He finally was able to come home when he was 16 months old and he needed oxygen around the clock. He has a G-Tube for his feeds and still is tube fed today.
His current medical issues include gastroesophageal reflux with Nissan fundoplication, feeding through a G-tube, history of laparotomy for bowel obstruction, developmental delay, hearing impairment and significant visual impairment.
The bed that has been recommended to meet his medical needs is from Beds by George which is equipped with the Hi-side door system; model SS-190.
This bed is recommended for two main issues, the first is related to G-tube feeding, positing and reducing the risk of aspiration because of his gastroesophageal reflux, and the second reason is for safety, considering his developmental delay with hearing and visual impairments.
The bed is very expensive and only company that sells this type of bed is in the Unites States. This bed will be beneficial to Mitchell for the rest of his life.
It would mean the world to me, as his mother, if any caring person will be able to donate to this worthy cause. I will be forever grateful for any support that anybody can give.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If we are successful in getting this bed then maybe myself and Mitchell's dad will be able to get a good night’s sleep. We won't be so worried that Mitchell will fall out of bed at night.
God Bless You All!”
A fundraiser is scheduled for tonight featuring musical guests Kenny and Jason Sutton, Paula Bowen, Peter McEvoy and more for the fundraising concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Leaside Manor in St. John’s. Tickets are $25 for those who wish to attend.
A page was been started earlier this weekd where people in the community can go and donate money to the cause. The link to the Eventbrite page is:
In addition, if people wish to make a donation to the Kielly family they can go to the Go Fund Me Page that is located at: