Please Donate to help Taigah Brown’s recovery

This GoFundMe is to raise money for Taigah Brown’s cancer treatment and healing journey. Taigah is a freshman at Hampton University, a historically black college in Virginia. After months of not feeling well, Taigah suffered a medical emergency last month while away at school, where emergency room physicians discovered she had blood clots and a large mass over her chest and lungs. Her family was told it appeared to be some sort of cancer and Taigah was immediately flown back home to Oakland, CA to await further treatment and biopsy. As physicians suspected, this otherwise healthy, lively 18yr old was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. Almost immediately after having the initial biopsy, Taigah suffered another medical emergency, thought to be a panic attack which lead to her oxygen levels falling dangerously low. Taigah was immediately intubated, transferred to ICU and placed on a ventilator. Doctors told her family had she not had the biopsy and come to the hospital she would have likely died in her sleep due to the large mass restricting her lungs. After a few days, Taigah’s condition quickly worsened and doctors at the hospital she was being treated at informed her family there was nothing more they could do to help her there. Taigah was then transferred via ambulance to a larger facility where she was placed on an ECMO machine which saved her life and gave the doctors time to induce chemo treatment to shrink the mass. After about a week Taigah was taken off of the ECMO but is currently still in the ICU on the ventilator. Through much prayer, faith, and patience, Taigah continues to make improvements as doctors work on shrinking the tumor over her lungs through aggressive chemotherapy treatments. As you can imagine this situation has not only placed an emotional, mental, and physical burden on her family as they stand in faith for her healing, but also a financial one. When Taigah does come off the ventilator she will still need months of additional chemotherapy and physical therapy. Funds will be used for stays near the hospital, transportation to treatment, loss of wages due to reduced work hours spent caring for her, and medical bills not covered by insurance. Taigah is an amazing daughter, sister, friend, and mentor with a bright future ahead of her. Please help support her and her family as they continue on this long journey of healing and recovery.
  • Pichumani Balagurumoorthy 
    • $75 
    • 1 d
  • Dionna Michele Eres 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Mario Hankton 
    • $50 
    • 7 d
  • Stephen Quashnick 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Kristen Young 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
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Pashon Williams 
Livermore, CA