The Middle Place Characters

Kelly Corrigan
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Kelly Corrigan

Kelly is a thirty-seven-year-old wife and mother who lives in the suburbs outside Oakland. One afternoon while she's bathing with her two young daughters, Georgia and Claire, Kelly discovers a lump on one of her breasts. It frightens her because she knows that a tumor that is hard and rigid is not a good sign. She stays calm for her daughters but later rushes to a friend who is a physician who confirms that the tumor is highly suspect. Kelly goes through a series of mammograms and a biopsy to learn that she, indeed, does have cancer.

Kelly naturally is terrified. She thinks of dying young, leaving her husband and children behind and the devastation that her disease and potential death would cause her parents. She withheld the news from her parents as long as she could but when she had to begin treatment, she had to...

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