Help Tara Get Her Life Back

This is Tara’s story:

"I am currently struggling with a 4cm tumor in my uterus, also known as a uterine fibroid. Many, many women are suffering in silence with this debilitating illness! Just as many women have uterine fibroids without any symptoms at all. Due to the location of mine along the inside of the uterine wall and the size of it (it takes up more than half of my uterus currently), I have had severe, life-threatening bleeding episodes almost daily for the last year. I have tried all medications (i.e. multiple different birth control pills and options) with no luck and the quick fixes of ablation or embolization are not an option for mine as well due to the location and size. I will need a hysterectomy. I have found a surgeon here in Atlanta that will do the procedure for $7,000 flat. I am uninsured and currently stuck. After two hospital stays with hemoglobin levels at 5.3 and 5, developing a DVT and pulmonary embolisms in both lungs from the birth control pills and a sudden sedentary lifestyle, and seven blood transfusions, I am desperate for the surgery and for my life back. It has stolen my independence, experiences with my children, and career and educational advancements over the last year. Before the symptoms began, I was a very active mother of two, Crossfit daily, running regularly, and constantly striving to keep my kids happy and laughing. Today, I am a shell of that person. I have spared the gory details and photos it would just be too much for this post. I am hoping to have this surgery before the end of the summer. I cannot imagine it stealing another summer from me. If you can help, please do. I am trying but I cannot put into words what it would mean to me…..Help me get my ‘new Birthday.’ -Tara"

We would like to raise this full amount by October - anything will and can help!!

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Donations

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  • Pam Murphy 
    • $200 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 6 mos
  • Jess Bridges  
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Marie King 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Kelsey Phillips 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Tara (5)

Kelsey Phillips 
Organizer
Raised $450 from 3 donations
Atlanta, GA
Tara Pitsos 
Beneficiary
Alexa Glennon 
Team member
Raised $240 from 4 donations
Catie Spiers 
Team member
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