Kelly Secor

Firestone, CO

Metropolitan State University of Denver

B.A. Recreation Professions - Fall 2021

Growing up in Summit County, Colorado gave Kelly many opportunities to participate in sports

such as mountain biking, ski racing and ice hockey. In 2007 she started to experience

unexplained symptoms which lead to years of medical tests and misdiagnoses. In 2009 she was

diagnosed with Lyme Disease as well as other chronic illnesses including gastroparesis, postural

orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and food allergies. During high school she traveled the US to

receive specialized treatment including nine surgeries. She returned home two years later

finishing up high school with her class and competing on the swim team. In 2013 Kelly’s mom

passed away as a result of stage four metastatic breast cancer. The loss affected Kelly greatly as

her mom served as her primary caregiver. Kelly attended Regis University, but her health

quickly declined and led her to be in the hospital 14 times. In 2015 a viral infection led Kelly to

be bedridden and lose the ability to walk. After years of rehabilitation Kelly is now getting her

Bachelor of Arts in therapeutic recreation and a minor in psychology.