Tara stage 4 metastatic cancer fight

Written so painfully by Tara Jean's loving mother, and my sister,
Kelley Pike Smith:


So this may be the hardest thing I've ever written but with my daughter's permission here I go.  Life in the last year has been very difficult for my family and especially for Tara and I since suddenly and tragically losing her brother, my sweet Benjamin who was just 20 years old.  We then recently found out, about a month ago, that my beautiful daughter has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that they are saying right now is incurable and inoperable.  It's getting harder and harder to stay strong in this life!  Tara's father was taken from us too soon when she was only a toddler and its been us trying to move on since then.  We're not asking for pity at all.   I'm asking for are prayers for my beautiful baby girl.  She is my world she is such a loving caring sweet funny as all heck country girl!After weeks of tedious fighting with insurance and red tape we finally have an appointment Tuesday at Dana Farber in Boston! I'm trying to be optimistic that they will be able to save my beautiful baby girl! I honestly don't think I'll make it without her, so please any good vibes, prayers, healing angels are all welcomed!   She is officially on full medical leave and there are many expenses unfortunately to come  soon. She is finding it too difficult to do what she loves best and was known to be the best at, "Professional Dog Groomer".   She has a passion for animals and also for her job that she truly has loved for years.  I thank all my wonderful FB family and friends in advance and want to thank all of my wonderful family and friends for all you've been doing everyday to help us get through and get this appointment. I love you all! To my sweet, beautiful Tara Jean, you know I will be right by your side holding your hand and sending every ounce of love I have left in my body to you! Life is unfair and cruel but we're gonna kick the shit out of this one! I love you with all I have Tara Jean! I couldn't have asked or dreamed of a better daughter in my life!  Any donations even as small as $1 will help us with travel expenses, medical co-pays, prescriptions, etc. and your amazing generosity will never go un-noticed.  Please help us fight this fight and if all you offer are prayers, please know that we believe without prayers and love from everyone we would not have survived the past year.

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  • Jeff Smilie  
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Organizer and beneficiary

Cheryl Pike Kelly 
Organizer
Worcester, MA
Kelley Smith 
Beneficiary
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