Kelsey Moore is Newest Recipient of Caught in the Act Award
Just a couple months ago my own wife made a bone marrow donation to a complete stranger, so I actually got a little education about the mental and physical sides of this procedure, but can only imagine just what has to go into making a donation of a kidney.
I mean, God only gave you two of them. What if you give one away and then your other goes bad down the road? Would you be in the same boat as the person to whom you're donating the kidney? Apparently, questions like that didn't matter at all to Kelsey Moore, as she took on the pain and the mental fortitude to donate her kidney to her husband's cousin.
After talking with Kelsey, I'm betting she never even gave it a second thought once she found out she was a possible match. I'm betting it was a full steam ahead, "let's get this done" kind of moment. Just see the nomination letter we got from Kelsey's long time best friend, Selina Condron, and you'll see just how easy it was to name Kelsey this week's recipient of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award.
I met my best friend Kelsey in 2000. We have been through so much in the last 18 years. Kelsey is the pure epitome of the most selfless person I know. Kelsey is the mother of 2 girls and 3 boys. She has become a stay at home mom after her recent marriage to her loving husband, Bret Moore. The 5 kiddos keep her busy with school, church, baseball, softball, cheer, dance, and far beyond. I give her a jumbo gold medal just for keeping up with 5 kids. I struggle to keep up with my 2. Over the past year, Kelsey has been undergoing a lot of testing and a ridiculous amount of blood-work, due to her decision to help out a man in need of a kidney. On June 8th Kelsey underwent surgery to donate one of her kidneys to Josh Woods. Josh is her husband's first cousin, who has been on dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. Kelsey selflessly offered up one of her kidneys. I mean come on, that's amazing. It takes one heck of a mother, to just say, "Hey you can have one of my kidneys, no biggie." Kelsey and Josh, along with their families, have both went through such a lengthy process to make this all happen. Please pray for Kelsey and Josh and their families as they carry out the journey of the kidney transplant. What an amazing person Kelsey is and always has been! I am proud of her selfless decision, and the fact that she's my best friend. Kelsey Lynn, I love you to the moon and back! You deserve recognition for your kindness & generosity of donating a kidney, and all the other sacrifices you make for others!
Kelsey Moore, thank you for being an inspiration to us all and a big reason why this is the greatest place in America to live!
And because you've been "Caught in the Act" the gang at Silver Star Smokehouse and Silver Star Grille have a $100 Gift Certificate for you to come have dinner on them!
Take a listen to the phone call we made to Kelsey to let her know that she was this week's Caught In The Act Award recipient.