Kenidy’s Crew Shirts – Supporting the WCS Family!

kenidyv2Attention WCS Parents:
As some of you may or may not have heard, our sweet Kenidy Keis, in 3rd grade, is having a very serious brain decompression surgery on October 12th, at Cook Children’s Hospital. Kenidy has what is called Chiari 1 Malformation.

Once they take her back to the operating room, they will do an MRI. Once she is asleep and her head is tilted, they will determine if they will need to go in and open the dura and go inside the brain – it will all depend on how compressed her tonsils are in her neck.

She also has a condition called Syringomyelia (sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya) which is a cyst, called a syrinx, that forms within the spinal cord. This is a big concern as well. They will not mess with that as they feel the chiari surgery will fix that issue. If not, then she may have another procedure in the future regarding that. (he will do another MRI in 6 months from surgery to check).

The surgeon has talked to Chris and Keri Keis by themselves and told them how serious this surgery is and that if he has to go into the dura, it opens up for all sorts of complications. He has tested her reflexes and indicated he sees some issues with that, but feels that is because of the fluid on her spine.

Kasey Petzold, our PTP President, has been so sweet to help design a shirt with some of Kenidy’s favorite things; the color blue, Jesus and her favorite verse ~ John 3:16, as a fundraiser.


Please see the link below that will take you to our online store to order.

Thank you all in advance for your support for this family and please keep them lifted in prayer in the coming days.

They have expressed how grateful they are to be a part of WCS!!


Nicole Pennell

Leslie Chalmers

About Leslie Chalmers

Director of Development