When Kaley Conway taught first grade at White Rock Elementary a few years ago, she was much beloved by children and parents alike. Though the Richardson ISD promoted her to work in the REACH program, former students and their families, along with former co-workers at WRE, enjoyed keeping up with her via social media and occasional run-ins.
Out of the blue this fall, Kaley was rushed to the hospital with medicine-induced liver and kidney failure. She’s now had a liver transplant and is continuing to receive life-saving treatment at area hospitals. Though her attitude is rosy about continued challenges ahead, her medical bills stack up every day.
This Saturday – her 32nd birthday – a Flapjack Fundraiser has been organized from 8-10am at Applebee’s in Medallion Center. Tickets are $10 at the door, and Kaley is expected to make an appearance.
If you can’t make it then but you’d like to help, stop by the front office at WRE and pick up a bracelet in honor of Kaley. The suggested donation is $2, but Marcy Taylor will accept whatever you give.
You can read more about Kaley, including her own uplifting words of gratitude, in her blog here.