1998 - 2005
Maggie Welby was a loving, beautiful 7
year old girl, who was taken very suddenly from her family and friends
on March 24, 2005. Maggie was the ultimate “Big Sister” to Cati Beth,
then 2 years old, and to her then unborn baby brother. Kelly James was
born 4 weeks after Maggie’s sudden death.
Maggie was a young girl full of life, and
filled with dreams. She loved playing soccer and softball, as well as
cheerleading and playing. She sang country music everyday; and danced
in the living room, her bedroom, the shower, and even the car. Wise
beyond her years Maggie had a knack for always seeing a need in
someone, and then proceeding to fill that need. In November of 2004,
Maggie donated 11” of her beautiful blond hair to Locks of Love to help
kids with cancer have hair pieces; something she had waited over 2
years to be able to do.
When Maggie Welby was in a room, it was
instantly filled with love and laughter. She loved everyone she ever
met, and never passed judgment on anyone. At 7 years old, she taught
everyone the greatest lesson in life...how to love. She died suddenly
on March 24, 2005 after being rushed to Cardinal Glennon Children’s
Hospital of a Brainstem Subependymoma.
The Maggie Welby Foundation is a charity
that assists children to be able to experience as much of life as
Maggie Welby did. Her family and friends created this memorial
fund so that her memory would continue to make an impact in the lives
of children, as Maggie has made such an impact on all of us.