Hang Tuff For Tara!

$7,125 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 17 days
Created May 30, 2019
The "Hang Tuff for Tara" Squad
on behalf of Tara McManus
Boston's own unique and iconoclastic Drummer, Tara McManus, while touring with Mr Airplane man, came down with an acute crisis episode of previously undiagnosed Addison's Disease, which has laid her low, unable currently to work or pay her medical expenses.  Info on the disease here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20350293

Unable to work, or play music at this time, Tara is staying on an emergency basis with her mom who is on a fixed income.  Tara also has a son Nolan to support.

This funding is to help Tara pay for the medication and alternative therapies she needs to get ahead of this disease and its complications.
Please help us help this inspiring spark in the sky of independent music.
Down the road, as her situation stabilizes, Tara could also use help with housing and employment that matches her physical condition.

Here is a link to her music: https://mrairplaneman.bandcamp.com/

Those of us who have the courage to pursue our muses are often the ones who are ground down the lowest when the snares of disease cut us down. Please give what you can now to help Tara get back in the saddle!
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Thanks for your continuing support! News from Tara here:
Update, the meds are starting to kick in so I’ve been moving about the house and even getting outside! Made it to the beach two mornings last week with my mom, we sat and drank hot tea and soaked up the sun and fresh air. I’m collapsing way less and able to make eye contact and think a little My Endocrinologist is great and totally has my back. I’m getting some heavy diagnoses going on but I’m actually feeling validated (after so many Drs let me down and made me feel bad) and in good hands. I’ve been so messed up the last six weeks...it’s all a blur .. thank you so much for all the kind words and love and messages, you have no idea how much that helped me. The Go Fund Me really is blowing me away and I finally have energy to look at it in the coming days and thank y’all personally. Many thanks
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Congratulations and Thank you to all you badass donors! Together so far we have raised more than $6,000 to help Tara address her ongoing health issues. She is now the designated beneficiary of this drive and I have turned over the access to funds to her. This drive, Hang Tuff For Tara is still open and active as her health issues are ongoing. Again, Thanks, Love and please keep sharing this link!
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Raised by 120 people in 17 days
Created May 30, 2019
The "Hang Tuff for Tara" Squad
on behalf of Tara McManus
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