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Kelly Foust #431-1016

P.O. Box 5500

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


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November 21st, 2014 1:01am Friday

 I came to Death Row as a young man void of emotion or care. I learned over my fast-paced years in life to eliminate feelings and emotions all together.Life for me was a bit more than simply dysfunctional, chaotic, or difficult. It was instead simply tragic at the least. I never shared anything with people -- no feelings, thoughts emotions, etc. I simply existed in life rather than living it.

 Coming to Death Row so many years ago meant nothing to me because I didn't believe I had anything to lose since I don't fear death and didn't value my own life at the time. These years spent on Death Row made me slowly face myself in ways I always avoided before. Even so I found myself always damaged by the past life to make me have no progress in this current life.

Gradually over the years family and friends faded away without a word or feeling of loss for/with me. My contact with the world became limited in a way I knew not possible. Suddenly out of nowhere a few years ago two sisters entered my life to change it in ways still amazing me. They showed me what love can look like, feel like, or become. They allowed me to live parts of life through them. That young man I was became a grown matured man. I became fully free and fully alive even here confined to Death Row. 

 But as life has always shown me in the end I lose the things I need most and find myself destined to be lonely in life. In a world full of billions of people just one person does have the power to change the world. We all have the power to change each other's lives in beautiful or terrible ways. After so many years in life alone I finally saw for myself how just one (or two) people can change even the worst of lives. I'm not searching for anything here. I'm asking if there's anyone wanting to be and make a difference in our world? As people we all want to be heard, to be noticed, to be useful, to be remembered. I don't want pity or such. I ask only that you allow me to see life through you and hopefully with you. A small window into your world can make a big difference for me. I too have myself to offer since I am very much worth getting to know. My life's story is quite interesting if only given time and sincerity to learn it. 

 So when I spoke about us as people being able to change or at least improve the world why not start with being an impact in just one life that could pay it forward to another? Why not you be such person for me and I to you? You don't have to open a full doorway into your life for me since I'd be happy with just a small window to share. 

Thank you for at least reading my message as well as showing interest in making a difference for this long fight against Death Row.

KELLY FOUST #431-106
Chillicothe Correctional Institution
P.O. BOX 5500
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601



January 10th, 2014      Monday

I'm looking for reconnect to the world whether it be through an old friend 

still remembering me or a new friend willing to offer a small window into 

Life and the world surrounding it. I am worth the effort to know.

 Kelly Foust #431-1016