Kelly was born a hermaphrodite, possessing both male and female genitalia; she always identified more as a female, however, despite the masculine voice she was "cursed" with. The feminine features were always stronger than the masculine, and with a few hormone treatments and a bit of surgery her parents got her when she turned 18, she was "reborn" into a full-fledged woman. Her early years were spent in torment, bullied by her classmates, very few friends, she grew up a bit of a loner and never truly changed, though she desperately wants to be included. At the beginning of the end of the world, Kelly and her brother and parents were on vacation, having spent a month in Japan and coastal China. They were on their way back home, at a stopover in a little airport in a country none of them had ever really even heard of, Chernarus. The stopover was only supposed to be for an hour, long enough to change planes and that was it. Suddenly, they were stranded as the flights were all delayed, then cancelled without any information being given to the now stranded passengers, and the airport was effectively shut down; but they couldn't leave. They made due with what they had, and what they could beg, borrow, or steal as the information continued to be withheld, though rumors were running rampant. They managed to get through the initial ordeal somewhat intact, though very scared and confused. Nobody would tell them what was happening, though they soon found out, as the infection finally reared it's ugly head and people began eating each other after the security forces at the airport abandoned their posts. In the panic, Kelly was separated from the rest of her family, and managed to escape to the outside world, where she muddled through on luck and a bit of kindness from random strangers in nearby villages and towns until things calmed down a bit. After she made her way back to the airfield, hoping to reunite with her family, she got a major shock and a bit of a mental shock; she found her family, but they were infected and, as they tried to attack and kill her, Kelly found a pistol on the body of a security guard and managed to survive by killing her brother, mother, and father. After stumbling from the aftermath of that, and stumbling from one misadventure to another and somehow always surviving, the scarred and scared young woman learned to use guns and knives and other weapons to survive and hopefully, she will find what she needs to heal her mind in this new world somewhere.