Tara Causgrove Cancer Recovery Fund
$126,045 of $25k goal
Tara recently completed an M.S. in clinical mental health counseling from Syracuse University. She was working toward her career goals as an unpaid intern and did not have health benefits. Before pursuing her master's Tara served the Syracuse community at Catholic Charities as both an americorps volunteer and then as an intensive medical counselor for refugee youth. Tara's interest in counseling others and giving back to the community underscores her vast gernerosity of spirit and her natural gift of empathy.
It will be a long road but we are hopeful that Tara because she is young and strong will recover from this tragic illness. Please help us ensure that Tara gets the best treatment possible and can afford the continuing cost of recovery.
Our gratitude for your goodwill is inexpressible.
-The Causgrove Family
My family and I, on behalf of Tara, would like to say that we are humbled and thankful to each and every one for your support. In fact, the tremendous outpouring of support has been overwhelming. However, it is not surprising, because we know it is due to Tara's strength of character, generosity and spirit that so many people love and care for her.
I want to take the chance to give a short update on Tara's condition:
Tara was admitted to Upstate Medical last Wednesday the 16th after going to the emergency room the night before. She was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer that spread to her lungs, bones, liver and brain. She was given her first round of Chemotherapy that Saturday. She has battled for five long days and nights and was showing signs of improvement. We were joking around between fits of coughing and she was very upbeat. However because of a persistent cough brought on by the cancer in her lungs and the chemo, she was not able to sleep for any long period of time, she could barley eat and it made it very uncomfortable for her in general. She agreed to be taken to the ICU on Friday afternoon so that she would be able to rest and to give her lungs the time that they need to heal. She remains in the ICU as of this moment. This is a very important time for Tara. If she is to pull through this most trying of times, all of your thoughts and prayers are most appreciated. We are hopeful that with a little luck and with the help of the hard working doctors and nurses at Upstate Tara will be able to get out of the ICU soon and eventually make a full recovery. We look forward to passing on all of your well wishes when she checks out of the ICU.
We will keep you updated with any significant news. Again, Thank you all for your love and support. We could not have asked for more.
Brendan Causgrove & Family
I did not know Tara, but I have been so touched by her story. I am a fellow breast cancer fighter and included a bit of her story and how she's touched my life in my cancer blog this week. http://ilikelindsay.com/chemo-the-internets-double-edged-sword-and-how-bravery-can-be-as-simple-as-a-puzzle/
Keep the faith..keep fighting Tara...Hang in there.. Karen Brooks..(Shannon's Olender's mom)..
Pulling for you Tara...You got this...Prayers and Healing for you hun!