Meet Kelly Ann Pollnow, the woman behind the New Years Eve inspired Nail Dash, Kissing Kelly at Midnight!
Kelly is a mom, grandma, executive assistant, and cancer survivor. She is the definition of an amazing, strong woman who remains optimistic in the face of adversity. Life wasn’t easy for Kelly - she lost her mother at the age of 14 to breast cancer and was out on her own, she raised two children as a single mom, she somehow juggle 3 jobs to provide a home for her family, and was diagnosed with AND BEAT breast cancer. Kelly was nominated by her daughter, Amy, who says that Kelly is her personal hero.
Amy’s dad passed away when she was 4, leaving Kelly to provide for her brother and her and keep a roof over their heads. Kelly raised her children to always show others the love of Christ and to work hard and to never give up no matter how hard life gets. Kelly has not had an easy life but remains happy and joyful no matter what is thrown at her.
Kelly’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33, so when Kelly received her own breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 40, she was determined to do everything in her power to beat it and continue to live for the sake of her children. Kelly is a fighter!
After watching her mom suffer and lose the battle with breast cancer, she wasn’t willing to risk it. She underwent a double mastectomy, followed by a long road of healing and recovery, both physically and mentally. She then had reconstructive surgery and became an advocate and supporter for others fighting this battle. She rallies at Race for the Cure and has been the face for the fight against cancer at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Now, Kelly is cancer free and fully credits that to God! She fought to see her babies grow up and to meet her grandchildren. She is healthy, happy, determined, and caring. She never gave up when times got tough and she always gives thanks to God.
Kelly was nominated because of her love for others, hard work, driven personality, ambition, and her unwillingness to give up! She always pushes for more, for better, and to help others.
Kelly’s strength comes from her crazy close family, her love of life, and the desire to never take things for granted. To get Kissing Kelly at Midnight, reach out to your brand ambassador or shop here!