Tara is one of my volleyball players. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on December 8th and remained in the hospital to undergo surgeries and chemo treatments until December 14. She was able to come home for awhile and had thought they would only return for chemo treatments each week. However, Tara starting running fever December 20th and had to be taken by ambulance back to children's hospital in Little Rock December 21st. Tara battled the fevers and cancer in the hospital. She was released January 10 with her leukemia reported to be in remission. On January 12 her fevers began again. She has been in the hospital since January 16 in and out of ICU and is battling infection in her lungs, kidneys and liver. She has had a biopsy and fluid tests done to see what the infection is. She has had to be sedated and put on a breathing machine. It has been stressful emotionally and financially for her family to travel from Bentonville to Little Rock. Both parents have taken significant time off work. Tara’s ongoing maintenance care of chemo has been put on hold because of her severe infections. This could result in the leukemia returning. We have set a high financial goal to raise because of loss of income, huge medical bills, and expensive travel costs. Please help us lessen the financial burden for Tara’s family so that they can focus on her healing.
Ozark Juniors 14-6 Team visited Tara 3/5/2018 and presented her with money that the Ozark Juniors Family raised for her.