Kelly Ronahan a ballet teacher started trending back in 2014 after it was reported that she needed weekly blood transfusion to manage a rare blood disease. The once healthy Kelly who had dreams of returning to ballet turned into a frail lady needing amputation to save her life. The doctors back them could not figure out why her hemoglobin count kept plummeting each week. As time went by, rumors started emerging that she was faking her illness.
In April 2018, doctors removed her port because she didn’t need transfusions anymore. In 2021, she revealed that her legs were amputated after she reported the loss of feeling in her legs and ankles. Many believe that Kelly had Munchausen’s syndrome, a psychological disorder where someone pretends to be ill or deliberately produces symptoms of illness in themselves. She purposefully picked at her legs so much that they had to be heavily grafter and eventually amputated.
People are wondering where Kelly is in 2022 and the update on her health condition. We will look into the timelines of her illness in this article and update you on her condition in 2022.
Kelly Ronahan 2016 Interview
Kelly revealed in an Interview with Global news in 2016 that she’d received 95 Litres of blood. She said that she got three bags every two weeks, meaning she needed three donors every two weeks to save her life. Without the transfusion, she would experience organ failure within six weeks.
Kelly’s post received thousands of likes and comments from netizens, who showed their support by sharing the post. Ronahan also shared a video on Instagram to encourage people to donate blood. In July 2016, Monahan went to the hospital because of seizures. But doctors found out that she was faking them.
People reacted to her admission by organizing a blood drive in her honor. Kelly, however, continued to receive support even after informing people about the doctors’ conclusions. Throughout 2016, people organized several blood drives in Kelly’s name.
At the beginning of 2017, Kelly made an update on her social medial platforms stating that her port became infected. She also told fans that she’d been suffering from exercise obsession and eating disorders. A few months later, Kelly claimed to have harmed herself before getting sick. The scars she posted appeared to be recent and not three years old as she had claimed. Her port also got infected again, forcing doctors to monitor her for three weeks.
Kelly developed seizures and a rash moments after doctors told her she was ready for discharge. After some preliminary tests, it emerged that her hemoglobin count was normal. She had however claimed that she claimed it was so low that she might die within days sparking speculation that she’d been faking a rare condition for attention. Kelly refuted the speculation by accusing the doctor of scheming against her.
Kelly said that her MS and uterine fibroids were the causes of her blood condition without some backup tests to assert her allegation. She claimed she needed a hysterectomy to eliminate the fibroids. In April 2018, doctors removed her port because she didn’t need transfusions anymore sparking rumors of fakeness again.
Kelly Ronahan Legs
Kelly returned to the hospital after picking up the wounds on her legs only weeks after being discharged. She got committed for three days so doctors could try to save her legs.
Medical experts looked at her case, but none could diagnose her condition. Kelly had a relatively quiet period in 2019 and 2020 but regularly updated her followers on her health. In 2020, she revealed that she had lost the feeling in her legs and ankles. The wounds refused to heal due to their large size and Ronahan’s inability to stop interrupting recovery.
The doctors eventually recommended that she undergo amputation. By then, one of her toes had fallen off. Her legs were amputated as per an update in May 2021, she wrote in one of her posts shared on Reddit,
“Today they will take off these dressings, and we’ll see what we’re working with. It hurts, but I’m not interested in spending yet another summer in bed – going to be working hard. Not gonna lie, cry about 20 times per day, I’m
absolutely devastated and shocked to shit with this. It’s HARD. ”
Kelly Ronahan 2022
Kelly has not shared an update on her condition in 2022. It is not clear how she is currently holding up. She wished everyone a Happy 2022 on New Year’s Eve wishing that everyone stayed healthy. We’ll be o