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UK Football players show support for #KickinIt4Kelly

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Earlier this week, UK football players Landon Foster, Max Strong, and Kelly Mason visited Kelly Melton, a seven-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia. Kelly and his family live in Science Hill, Kentucky, but he has been undergoing intense chemotherapy sessions at UK Children’s Hospital since being diagnosed back in November.

The players spent four hours with Kelly, and Foster gave him a signed pair of his cleats. On Wednesday, Kelly had surgery in his leg to remove a tumor and started another round of chemo. He’s halfway through his 9-month treatment plan.

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Foster with Melton, “an awesome little guy” with whom he says to have a long friendship.

Foster, Strong and Mason are just the latest Wildcats to spend time with Kelly. Mark Stoops, Christian Coleman, Nerlens Noel and Martavious Neloms have all stopped by to hang out with Kelly, and he was even treated to a tour of the Wildcats’ locker room, UK’s football facilities and a sideline pass to the Spring Game. After the game, Stoops presented the game ball to Melton in front of the whole team.

Here’s a video featuring Kelly’s visit with the team:

Learn more about Kelly Melton via the KickinIt4Kelly Facebook page or Twitter account.

Stay strong, Kelly.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

4 Comments for UK Football players show support for #KickinIt4Kelly



  1. Deacon
    10:03 pm April 26, 2013 Permalink

    Nice work Coach Stoops and UK players. Keep fighting Kelly.



  2. Tom Hatton
    10:05 pm April 26, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, what an inspiration this young man is. Praying for you Kelly.



  3. Common Sense
    10:09 pm April 26, 2013 Permalink

    TT, why did you have to include a video from the most monotone reporter ever.
    On a more serious note, prayers for Kelly. Seems like a joyful you kid for such a difficult time.



  4. sorryCat
    10:13 pm April 26, 2013 Permalink

    heart warming story TT
    you should be a cancer nurse, or doctor.
    full time!
    you could save lives 24/7