Kally Heslop will never forget the day, Feb. 9, 1989, when she received a new heart and a new chance to live. She wanted to live for her family and friends.
Now, the community where she lives and a host of friends have arranged another day for Kally to remember. It is April 15 - "Kally Heslop Day" - the start of many days dedicated to raising money to pay more than $200,000 in medical costs.The day will be filled with activity, fun, food and an opportunity to contribute to the medical fund that has been established at the Barnes Bank in Kaysville. Contributions may be made directly to the bank, which will administer the account.
Actually, friends said, the day starts the night before - April 14 - with a Friday night "Heart Beat Stomp" at Davis High School, where Kally graduated. The time is 8:30 p.m. The cost is $2.50. The public is invited.
A breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. April 15 at Davis High, sponsored by area merchants and prepared by Kaysville volunteer firemen. Cost will be $3.50 for adults, $2 for children under age 10.
Young people from far and wide will walk for Kally as they go round and round the track at the high school. Advance pledges obtained by the youth will add to the medical fund with each round. The participants will compete for a bike, Nin-tendo game and other prizes.
The evening brings more fun. From 5 to 8 p.m. a spaghetti dinner and travel auction will be held at the Davis High cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children under age 10, or $20 to feed the entire family. Spaghetti eaters may win a door prize, and have a chance to bid on trips and travel packages.
"Kally Heslop Day" doesn't end there.
Fun Buses trips to Wendover, also to benefit the trust fund, will leave each Saturday and Sunday from April 8 to May 21. The one-day trips offer morning departures from convenient locations. The cost is $15 per person and includes the trip, food credit and other gifts. Call 298-6225 for information and reservations. After April 3, call 299-7002.
A professional art auction will be held May 5 at the Kaysville City Hall - also to benefit the 29-year-old transplant patient and mother of four. The art work to be auctioned will be on display at the Barnes Bank and the Kaysville Library from April 25 to May 5.