After facing over three decades of heart issues, including a heart by-pass surgery in 1998, Rolland Kegley was diagnosed with heart failure in 2016. In March of 2017, he underwent LVAD surgery which placed a pump in the left side of his heart in hopes of sustaining him until a heart transplant could become available. Over the last 3.5 years, Rolland has been working diligently, with his wife Peggy always by his side, to be placed on a transplant list. Most recently, Rolland has been working closely with Vanderbilt University Hospital and in September 2020, he was approved for both a heart and kidney transplant through their program.
April 24, 2021
As we close this site please know that I, and the family of Rolland J. Kegley are forever grateful for your help and support. We continue to grieve his passing. Your prayers, love, encouragement and generosity blessed us and helped so much on this journey. We rejoice in the promise of heaven through the life, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ and find peace as Rolland professed that faith. Please know that you remain in our prayers. May God bless you always. Love, Peggy xo
January 22, 2021
Rolland is back in ICU as of last Sunday. He had an episode where he had trouble breathing, his heart stopped and they had to do CPR. He was revived after 1round of compression. He has pneumonia again. This week had been days of stabilizing his breathing and blood pressure while on antibiotics. While this event will add time to the recovery process and time in hospital, I thank God for the quick response of the medical personnel here and praise Him for keeping Rolland on the road to recovery. The winding road includes physical therapy, dialysis and fighting infections and working on his neurological status. As always, we are grateful for your love, support and prayers. God bless us everyone. Xo
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February 18, 2021
Peggy, Bob and I are so sorry circumstances kept us from being there with you and the family to grieve. Please know we continue to pray for peace and comfort. With love, Bob and Valerie Eberhart
February 17, 2021
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We know that Rolland loved life and his family most of all. May the wonderful memories of love and laughter give you comfort!
Brett and Pam King
February 15, 2021
In memory of Rolland and with heartfelt condolences to his family from a grade school friend, high school team mate and competitor.
February 13, 2021
Rolland was a dear sweet men, sorry to hear of his passing. Praying that the funds we have donated can help make a difference.