Kelley Paterno Needs your Help!
Kelley Paterno, formerly Gwendolyn Keleene Ingle (Rummell), has lived in the Houston, Texas area all her life. She is the wife of Robert (Bob) Patemo and has one son, Vernon Rummell, who lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, Ellen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Kennedy. Kelley had a very active, full life until 1996 when she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C caused by a blood transfusion. The disease progressed to cirrhosis of the liver for the 68-year-old wife and mother now living in Pearland, TX. Further complicating Kelley’s situation was her diagnosis of liver cancer in October, 2011. Doctors at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital have told her the best chance for survival is a liver transplant. On December 1, 2011, Kelley was placed on the transplant waiting list!