Memory Monday: Kelsey Kittleson


Kelsey was a July baby, and she loved everything about summer, warm weather, and being on the water. One of her favorite things to do was go fishing with our family up in Canada every year. And, like any good fisherwoman, she had the patience to wait for the big fish. That’s not to say when they weren’t biting, she and her sister wouldn’t get into shenanigans to ward off the boredom–those shenanigans were usually at my expense!

Singing, laughing, jokes, and Charms Blow Pops were all part of the experience. That and bragging and exaggerating about who caught the biggest fish!


Rachael Kittleson is Kelsey’s mom and co-founder of Kelsey’s Promise. You can learn more about Kelsey’s story at

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