After Kelli Campbell lost her husband, Major Shawn Campbell, in a Marine Corps helicopter collision in Hawaii on January 14, 2016, she moved to Kansas City to be close to family. Suddenly uprooted from everything familiar, Kelli and her four children, Tristan, Kenna, Kate and Donovan, faced the daunting task of starting a life from scratch. Whitefield Academy opened their doors to the Campbells and Folds of Honor was there to provide the peace of mind Kelli needed to fully enroll her previously homeschooled children. The school community quickly became like family and Kelli’s children are thriving in a safe, loving and academically excellent environment. Kelli believes that without Folds of Honor, she would not have known how or where to begin a new life.
Today, Kelli works with the Kansas City Folds of Honor chapter, grateful to be able help pass on the support and hope she was given.
"Folds of Honor gave me a lifeline and the Kansas City Chapter gave me an anchor. They gave my children a community of people that love them and care for them - a community that knows their names, knows their individual quirks and needs. They're getting everything Shawn and I ever wanted for them."
While the Campbell family will always grieve for their hero, husband, and father, they are joyful and full of hope for the future.