Meet the Kelleys
The Kelleys are an active, close-knit family who enjoy spending time together. Some of their favorite activities include watching sports (usually cheering for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots) and they love playing games. They are quite competitive, often shouting out answers, while keeping Brian right in the mix. In the winter months, the Kelleys visit Florida where Brian can be on the beach, go on jogger rides and sit on the paddleboard with Mom while Dad pushes them along the shore. During the summer, the family likes to relax by the patio or on their boat. They all especially enjoy time with friends.
Brian has two older siblings. Patrick lives in New York City with his new wife Ainsley and works for a real estate investment trust. Kathleen is currently studying to become a physician’s assistant at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Jack Kelley is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine with Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. He enjoys donating his time providing medical coverage for area sports teams. Jean Kelley is a passionate activist in the fight against ALD. She has crusaded since 1997 to fund research and broaden an awareness of ALD.
Jack & Jean Kelley
Founders, Brian’s Hope
Jack and Jean Kelley started Brian’s Hope in 2012 for their son Brian, who was diagnosed with ALD at the age of six. They believe their biggest accomplishment has been advocating for mandatory ALD newborn screening in CT, which was passed as law in June 2013.
The Kelleys biggest dream is to have mandatory ALD newborn screening implemented in every state. They hope to serve as support and guidance for any individual or group who shares their cause. Please feel free to reach out personally to Jack and Jean at [email protected] for more information or for help to move newborn screening forward in your state.