Topic: Kelly Lester

Joel does not post over here, but I thought I'd paste the beautiful eulogy he delivered for Kelly on Monday.  You can also find it on her blog. 

Kelly Anne Plummer Lester was born on January 30 th 1975. She grew up in the Briar Village Subdivision in West Houston. She attended St Agnes Catholic High School. She also attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. Kelly and I were married October 26, 2002.

One year ago tomorrow Kelly was diagnosed with a rare form of Liver cancer. In the last year she endured 16 rounds of chemotherapy, two unsuccessful surgeries to remove the cancer, and numerous other procedures. On November 3, 2006, kelly and I went to MD Anderson for physical therapy. Later that evening, Kelly told her family and me that she did not want to fight this battle anymore. The doctors seem to think Kelly gave in mentally to the disease only hours before her body did. She passed away 12 days later. That is how Kelly

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