| MISS Facilitor, Parent Advisory Board Member
Kelli’s journey with The MISS Foundation began just 19 days after the death of her first born
child, Jennifer Marie Gonzalez on July 27, 2002. Kelli found MISS to be a source of oxygen
during the times when even breathing was difficult. She truly believes that she was able to
get to where she is because of the “life saving foundation”. Now in an effort to give back
she facilitates three support group in the Phoenix Area…Subsequent Pregnancy, Death of a
Special Needs Child and The North Valley Parental Bereavement group. All of this is part of
parenting her deceased child, and carrying on Jennifer’s legacy of love. She firmly states…
”Even if only through me, the world will know my daughter.”
Kelli works for the State of Arizona at Family Assistance Administration providing
support and eligibility of programs for families during their time of financial struggle.
This career move was sparked after her daughter died in an effort to give more back to the
community that she feels so helped her during her child’s life and during her death. Kelli’s
long term goal is to into Nursing, preferably pediatrics.
In her personal life, Kelli is a mom of five children now, Four who walk and
One who soars. She has two subsequent children…both girls, giving
this busy woman a total of
four girls and one precious boy. As the children grow, she will
venture down the school path, although for now, she prefers to
be at home with the kids when she is not working.
Time is precious!