"This is me, my name is Kelli and I’m 17-years-old, battling cancer for the third time. I have less than a year to live and the only thing I want to do more than anything before I die is meet Ellen. She’s my sunshine. She’s the reason I wake up everyday and I watch her show every morning. She just radiates so much joy and happiness and she gives me hope. It’s really my dream to be able to meet her. Unfortunately, due to a long waiting list, the Wish Foundation told me I probably wouldn’t be able to meet her within my short timeline. But I see miracles happen all the time.. therefore I won’t give up on my dream. I thought that maybe if this gets enough attention, someone from the Ellen Show would come across it, or maybe even Ellen herself will know of me and my wish to meet her. Please, help me make my wish come true. "
Kelli was hoping to meet Ellen DeGeneres from the Ellen show, because she provided her happiness and gave her hope. Kelli wasn't certain of the opportunity though due to her health, as the doctors estimated her less than a year to live. But miracles do happen, as she later adds to this post:
"thanks to all of you lovely people, my dream came true on february 6, 2014."
The lovely people who helped Kelli's dream were her fans on Tumblr, which as of now the original post was spread by them over 400,000 times. During Kelli's life, she loved every one of those 400,000 people, whom she talked to daily on the social media site with nothing but love and gratitude. Her blog was her outlet; she believed in happiness and only good things, even in sight of her cancer.
Her death (presumed by doctors) was thought to be before the summer of 2014, but she lived on to spread her spirituality and love across the internet until October 14th 2015 when she posted on her blog for the last time:
"arrived at the hospital hospice ward today because my body wasn’t responding to the sedation meds at home and i just want to go back home to my warm comfy bed :( :( positive vibes and happy thoughts would be greatly appreciated, i love you guys so much 💕 "
Just previous to this she had been on sedation medicines administered at home to help her sleep peacefully until she passed, but as she stated, her body wasn't responding to them. Thankfully, she was much more sedated at hospital hospice on the 17th, her best friend wrote on her blog. On October 21, 2015 her best friend posted again noting that Kelli had passed away.
One of the things that Kelli had always believed in though, is after life, and she believed that once she passed away, she would be at peace again and living without pain. She had always loved life and more notably the life she herself lived, but she wanted understandable rest from the tumors taking over her body day by day.
She will be missed and never forgotten by the many people that loved and adored her for all that she was and the life that she lived.