Craig David sends heartfelt message to terminally ill Solihull mum - The Solihull Observer

Craig David sends heartfelt message to terminally ill Solihull mum

Solihull Editorial 19th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

A SOLIHULL mum-of-three who has been battling terminal skin cancer has been sent a special heartfelt video message by Craig David.

Kellie Wheeler, previously known as Mac, was diagnosed with stage four melanoma in September 2015.

Since then the 35-year-old has tried with all her fight to battle the cancer but has now come to the realisation she can do nothing but enjoy the precious time she has left with her family and friends.

A close friend contacted David’s record company which led to a personal video message from the singer who sent ‘all his love and positive energy’.

Kellie’s nearest and dearest friends have also joined forces, calling themselves ‘Kellie’s Army’, in a bid to raise £12,000 to go towards helping binman husband Dean, 48, and children Taylor, 17, Louie, 13, and six-year-old Lexi. So far they have collected £9,000.

In the video message David said: “Everyone is supporting you through this period and I just wanted to say there is a strength inside of you that you probably don’t even know is there and if you tap into that, some miraculous things can happen.

“It is not just thinking positive and just being positive about things because I understand you’re going through a hard time but it is about just going inside yourself and recognising there are certain synchronicities and things you could play off as coincidence.

“Love is so powerful when you tap into it that you beat a lot of things people say you need medicine or treatment to deal with.

“I wanted to send you my love. I know you have been enjoying When the Bassline Drops and my music which is overwhelming and what makes it all worthwhile.

“That is why I got into music so you can connect with it and enjoy it, so thank-you for showing so much love. My positive thoughts are with you.”

On Kellie’s Go Fund Me page a number of people have made comments about her bravery including Shelly McCormack who said: “Kellie words can not express how I’m feeling. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. I will always be here for the boys, always. Love you my darling.”

Haylei Murphy added: “I wish you knew if there was a way someone could stop this, fix it and take it away there’d be a never ending line of people willing to do just that for you and some where in that line you’d find me too.”

If you would like to donate to Kellie’s Army’s cause visit for more.

Visit to watch Craig David’s video message.


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