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      Overwhelming response to Utica teen's bucket list - offers of help pour in

      Inspired by a Utica teen's bucket list - and promise to live life to the fullest, at least 100 separate offers of help have come in. Michael Kelly, 18, decided last weekend to start writing a bucket list as he nears the end of a stay at Golisano Children's hospital.

      After his story went public in a story reported by CBS 5's Michael Benny, the offers of help poured in. There have been emails from archery experts, ghost hunters, comedy club owners, retail executives, acupuncturists, people who own 4-wheelers, radio stations, intuitive mediums, people who want to give him spy gear, people who want to help him throw a block party and much more.

      Click here to read the bucket list.

      Michael Kelly has only just started to sift through the many emails that have come in and he's overwhelmed. "Wow, this is just so awesome," he said Thursday, less than 24 hours after his story first appeared on television, "I didn't expect to be this popular."

      Michael will take time to sort through the incredible expressions of generosity. He gets out of the hospital Monday and plans to spend the summer crossing items off his bucket list and recording them to upload to a YouTube channel.

      If you are inspired by Michael's list or if you have the means to help him accomplish one of his goals, send an email to CBS 5 News Anchor Michael Benny mbenny@cnycentral.com and he will forward your information to Michael Kelly.