Kela's Crew was started by the head coach of the Lady Topper Volleyball team, after he found out his family physician, Dr. Kela Fee, had cancer, and wanted to do something to help.
"She was the doctor for my wife and I when we had our first child Tyler and when we found out that she had cancer...I really felt like there was something I wanted to be able to do to help her in the fight", says Lady Topper Volleyball Coach Travis Hudson.
He and his team came up with Kela's Crew, which raises money for cancer research at James Graham Brown Caner Center in Louisville. Every time the team scored an ace on the volleyball court this season, the money was given to cancer research, and honored Dr. Kela Fee.
"To know that some money is being raised to help not only hopefully me but other cancer victims...other cancer patients...it makes you feel wonderful...very humbling", says Fee.
All season long WKU coaches, fans, and athletes put thier time and money into supporting Kela's Crew, and the Brown Cancer Center, where Dr. Kela Fee recieved her treatment.
"They've been real troopers and they've gone out there and pounded the pavement and talked to businesses and really have gone out and taken the banner with them regarding Kela's Crew and the Brown Cancer Center....they've done a great job to raise money for cancer research", says the Cancer Center's Assistant Director of Development, Heather Falmen.
"You feel so blessed that you live in a community such as Bowling Green where it seems that people are always so helping...so prayerful and so supportive", says Dr. Fee.
Kela's Crew has raised over $10,000 so far for cancer research. If you would like to donate or would like more information on cancer research, you can log onto http://www.browncancercenter.org
or call (502) 562-8021.