About Kelly

Fly With Hope (this blog), Wahle Warriors (my vlog where you can see my day to day) and Chronic Illness Reality (my YouTube channel) are all places where I share my ideas on how to live a fulfilled life with chronic illness! 
Scroll down to Learn about Kelly below!


My Passion: To influence, motivate and elevate 
others with chronic pain & health issues 
with encouragment to choose to rise above circumstance
and to live the fullest lives possible!

 Wife to George (over a decade)

Mom to 1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 
Giselle (10) 
1 Service Dog (I'll meet him/her in Spring 2018!)
 and 3 woofs in heaven: Mr. Knightley, Casper & Zoe

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Undergrad + Grad school = 6 yrs. 
Worked as SLP for 2.5 years; M.A. CCC-SLP
Central Sensitization (since 2006)
Last day worked: 2/8/06 
(Cannot work due to Disability)
A /wal/

Star Trek:The Next Generation Nerd 

Went to 1st ST Con in 2013 where I met the whole cast!
When dating, George said I was like TNG's Deanna Troi
Chronic Migraine (since 2005)
I pray a lot…
New Daily Persistent Headache (since October 26, 2005)
to Jesus.

I never was a great dancer, but I loved to perform/compete.

Thankfully, my husband loves dancing as much as I do.
Fibromyalgia (since 1994)
Psoriatic Arthritis (auto-immune) (since 2015)
George and I dance around the house like nuts--often.
Genetically pre-disposed to love photography
Asthma (since 2004)
Most favorite photographer of all time: my dad.

Lover of motion pictures especially from 1930s-40s.

Meniere's Disease (since 2010)
Endolymphatic sac decompression surgery (2011)
Gentamicin Injection Right Ear (2015 & twice in 2016)
Most watched film ever: My Man Godfrey with
William Powell & Carole Lombard (1936)

Hyperacusis (since 2010)

Dessert Lover since the womb that
must be FREE of: cinnamon, clam, corn, dairy, eggs, gluten, grains, grapefruit, legumes, oats, nightshade veggies, soy, sugar (all types), artificial sweeteners, artificial additives & preservatives.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (since 2010)

Walt Disney World Enthusiast (since 1983)

Major Depression (2002-2016)
Favorite WDW attraction: Magic Kingdom: PeopleMover
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2012-2014; GONE! Yes!)
Favorite Disney Movie Tie: Cinderella (2015);Tangled; Frozen
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (2003-2015; Yes its gone!) 
Favorite Pixar Movie: The Incredibles 

 Married to George 

He loves strawberry ice cream and happens to have:
Crohn's diseaseCrohn's related Arthritis;
 Major Depression is in remission!

George is a Star Wars Encyclopedia and
almost died from a suicide attempt in 2012.

If you are feeling helpless or need someone to listen, contact:
U.S.: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Outside U.S.: Befrienders.org for a list of Hotlines by Country
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