Hidden Darkness

Imagine this. You’re young, gifted, black, beautiful and smack-dab in the middle of undergrad school and suddenly, disaster strikes your body. First, it begins with stomach pains and a trip to the emergency room. Then, before you know it, your doctor tells you he’s found cancerous cells in your blood and diagnoses you with Polycythemia Vera and you may have Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Known to most as CML, this type of leukemia is a slowly progressing and uncommon type of blood cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow.

Yes, imaginations to most of us but a reality known all too well for Taja Shabazz who was diagnosed with the disease on February 11, 2015. What once was a life consisting mostly of books, boyfriends and leisure time, was suddenly transformed to surgeries, chemo, nausea and dancing way too close to death. She has came to a point where she has to make some strategic moves before she make a huge decision to undergo EXTREME chemo treatment and possibly a Bone Marrow Transplant. She has been battling this for a while and it has come to a point where she has to go and get a second opinion from a doctor in Rochester,MN. In doing this she will need some assistance with getting there and taking care of some of the medical bills. So if you could help out in anyway possible it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for everything !
  • Crystal Barnett  
    • $40 
    • 54 mos
  • Means Cameron 
    • $50 
    • 55 mos
  • Sadie Hill 
    • $45 
    • 56 mos
  • Tanganika Darden 
    • $25 
    • 57 mos
  • Charles Mcdaniel  
    • $25 
    • 57 mos
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Taja Shabazz 
Fairfield, OH