Our Story

In February 2021, Kennedy was hospitalized at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, with her first bout of severe pancreatitis. Having been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just one week old, Kennedy and her family were very familiar with Phoenix Children’s, but Kennedy had never been hospitalized there for pancreatitis.  For about a year after that, Kennedy was doing well, and we were hopeful that it was just a one-time...

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Kennedy (Kennie) Headlee

Phoenix, AZ

Transplant Type: Islet Cell

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $75,000.00

Raised: $6,586 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 52 contributors


Kennedy has been transplanted!!!!


Hello All, Kennedy had her life changing transplant on Tuesday , September 19th 2023! She was wheeled back to the operating room at 7:30am. The surgery team kept... Continue Reading »

Kennedy meets HunterGirl from American Idol


When Kennedy first saw HunterGirl on American Idol is February of 2022, she loved her instantly. She continued to root for HunterGirl throughout herAmerican Idol journey. When we... Continue Reading »



12news Phoenix did an amazing job sharing Kennedy's story!  Kennedy's family is so grateful for the love and support they are receiving since the story aired! Thank you... Continue Reading »



We have a surgery date!!


Kennedy is scheduled for Her transplant! It is scheduled for September 19th.  There are many moving parts that are still happening before Surgery day.  Kennedy and her Mom.... Continue Reading »