I have set up this GoFundMe page for my friend and fellow Mom, Tanisha. Tanisha and I met while taking our (then babies) to a drop-in centre only a few years back. Through that, we have maintained an amazing support group of mama’s who we can lean on for just about anything. Tanisha is now in a time of need...
On February 2nd, Tanisha and Husband, Shiva welcomed their second child; baby girl Paige into this world and were overjoyed with their newest addition to complete their family.
Just 11 days after the birth of their daughter, Tanisha was admitted into the hospital with what she and Shiva thought was a blood clot on her right thigh. She had been noticing red bruising, and overnight it become excruciatingly painful.
After several tests, they discovered that it was not a clot, but rather an extreme presentation of Strep A – Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh eating disease). Within hours she was rushed into surgery where she had a large section of her flesh removed from her leg.
Just recently she has been moved out of the ICU, but Tanisha’s condition remains very serious. As she continues to find the right medication that works for the infection, she has been unable to see her 2 year old son and newborn daughter Paige. As I write her story, my eyes tear filled; it’s impossible to put into words her pain...physically and emotionally... absolutely broken inside. At this stage, the doctors have said Tanisha will be in the hospital for 2 – 3 months.
As a mother of 2 young children myself, my heart breaks at the thought of being separated from the 2 people that need me the most, and Tanisha’s little Paige being only 11 days old…
All funds raised for Tanisha and her family will go towards getting a private room for her so she can bond with her newborn, share loving visits with her family once they are allowed to visit. It will help with hospital parking fees, and any other expenses related to sudden and unexpected illnesses such as necessary equipment and medical supplies or supplements to get Tanisha well as fast as possible.
We all stand together with Tanisha to help and support her the best that we can through this time. Her strength as a mother will get her through this...we believe this from the bottom of our hearts.
Please share Tanisha’s story with those around you to help us reach our goal for Tanisha and her family.
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