Tiyana’s Family

Thank You for your support everyone. As some of you know, I watched my mom take her last breath on 9/11/19. This is still shocking to me as my mother was not a drinker, a smoker, she worked out and loved herself a kale smoothie ! It only took 4 months of being diagnosed with a tumor for her life to be taken from her. My grandmother and I are coming together to arrange a funeral for my mom. I am tirelessly raising my siblings up and we need some support to make this funeral happen. This GoFundMe is now solely for my mothers funeral to send her off in a beautiful way ! Prior to passing: Growing up, I admired my moms strength as she raised me and my four siblings as a single mom, put herself through college, worked as a paraprofessional in the Boston Public Schools and somehow found time to volunteer and give back to our local community I just turned 24 years old, and I am now in the process of working to obtain legal guardianship over my four younger siblings- ages 15, 14, 12 and 11- all who are in middle and high school. As they prepare for the end of summer and the return to school in the fall, I am preparing to become the head of our household. My mother always told us to take care of each other, and it is now my duty to ensure they have what they need to grow, learn, make her proud, and instill in them the values my mother taught me of resilience, compassion, hard work, and honesty. Cancer is something that impacts entire families, not just the person suffering from the illness. While my mother continues to fight for her life, I am doing my best to further my life and currently, I’m interning at Harvard. While this is an opportunity of a lifetime, I do not make nearly as much as needed to support a family of six. I cub am asking for your assistance, to provide a financial bridge while we work out all the logistical issues. We are making progress with the Social Security Administration, and I am in the early stages of interviews for a full-time job. I am doing all that I can to continue providing a stable environment for my siblings and the reassurance my mother needs so she can focus on getting better.  -Thank you

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 7 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
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  • Tiesha Davis 
    • $100 
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Fundraising team (2) 

Ferguson Tanashia 
Raised $650 from 6 donations
Boston, MA
Sherice Siegel 
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Raised $276 from 6 donations
This team raised $5,862 from 113 other donations.
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