Sunday, May 4, 2008

Calling All Friends of USD's Mike Kelly
Gail Heriot

Our friend Michael Kelly, Associate Dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, has had a ghastly week, and it won't start getting better for a while.  He's in intensive care at Sharp Memorial Hospital here in San Diego with Guillain Barre Syndrome.  Guillain Barre hits pretty quickly.  On Sunday, I was at Mike's house for a party and he was just fine; by Wednesday he was hospitalized and is now on a ventilator.

The good news is that Guillain Barre victims do recover.  There will be a very, very inconvenient period while Mike is stuck in bed unable to move or talk beyond signaling "yes" or "no."  But after a fews weeks, the symptoms will begin to lift.  In the meantime, my fellow Right Coasters and I will be visiting Mike often, so if you want to send Mike a note, you can send it to us, and we'll take it there and read it to him.  You can e-mail me or if you want to send a handwritten note, mail it to me at:  Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California  92110.  Don't e-mail Mike directly, since I suspect nobody has access to his account except for Mike himself and Mike cannot get to it yet.

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Comments

Geez, that's terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with Prof. Kelly and his family.

Posted by: Jobless_Jacob | May 4, 2008 7:50:51 PM

I am very sorry to hear this.

Professor Kelly was one of my favorite professors in Law School.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

Posted by: Corkie the Dog | May 5, 2008 10:35:49 AM

is this contracts kelley? i have fond memories of that class. get well soon.

Posted by: Contributor X | Jun 16, 2008 7:03:16 AM