Inger Taylor - No Time for Tumors

Our beautiful friend, Inger Taylor, will be undergoing surgery on September 4th to have a tumor removed from inside her spinal cord. Inger had a similar surgery when she was 19 and has lived mostly symptom free and without change for 20+ years. This summer she began to experience symptoms and decided to go in for a scan. Unfortunately, the main tumor has indeed grown and two smaller tumors were also found, so she is in need of immediate surgery. This type of tumor is extremely serious as it impacts the spinal cord and all things neurological. This type of tumor, although it is believed to be benign, is extremely rare and risky. Only the top neurosurgeons in the country have the expertise and experience needed to operate. Inger has interviewed neurosurgeons on both coasts and has decided on a doctor in New York City.  She and her husband, 4 daughters, and her parents will travel to NYC for a month while she has the surgery and spends 30 days in recovery. She will not be permitted to travel for 30 days after the surgery so she will remain in ICU first then in inpatient recovery. As you could imagine her girls are extremely anxious about their mama and just could not fathom being here in Carlsbad without her, their father, and grandparents. Her husband, Mike will be working remotely while they are in NYC but his fist priority and focus will be taking care of Inger. Inger's parents will travel with them to help with Inger's care and recovery and to help with the girls. 

The costs of this surgery and recovery are astronomical. 

We are hoping to raise $100,000 for Inger's surgery costs, recovery costs, travel costs, and lodging costs. Post surgery Inger will need physical therapy, continued care,household help, etc... Please know that no donation is too small. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Everyone that knows Inger knows she is always the first to jump in to help a friend in anyway she can. She spreads love and light everywhere she goes in the world. Her laugh is contagious and her sense of humor never ending. We want to give back to her all the love and support she offers to those around her.

Donations

  • Heidi Prather 
    • $250 
    • 21 mos
  • Jim & Robin Barnhill 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Amanda Goad 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Erika Laidemitt 
    • $200 
    • 22 mos
  • Frank & Chris Chess 
    • $2,000 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mika Barber 
Organizer
Carlsbad, CA
Inger Taylor 
Beneficiary
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