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Hero of the Week: Kelsey Rahe


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.


Kelsey Rahe has made great use of her time during this pandemic. While she was a student at the University of Wisconsin, Kelsey signed up for Be The Match – that’s the largest bone marrow registry in the world, helping those with blood cancers. The people who suffer from this disease are at high risk if they were to contract the coronavirus.

In March, two years after signing up, Kelsey got the call. She was a match for a middle-aged man in Ohio. Even though the pandemic hit the U.S. and people were staying at home, Kelsey and her father got on a plane and traveled to the hospital in Cincinnati where she underwent the bone marrow procedure.

Kelsey felt that this was all fate because she had lost her mother a year to the day of the procedure. She felt this was a way to honor her mother’s memory. And, although she may never know who the person is that she helped, Kelsey feels like they saved each other. By doing this, she helped her family heal after the loss of her mom.

Learn more about Kelsey’s story here.

Kix’s Response:

Well, Kelsey, you sound like one brave young woman! There is no doubt that your mother is extremely proud of you.

Thank you to Kelsey Rahe, out of Madison, Wisconsin, who is this week’s ACC Hero!




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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