Tiny Home For Tammy

$19,095 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 53 months
My Mom, Tammy, is one of those people who light up a room the minute she walks through the door. She has an amazing laugh, and a heart of gold. She loves life, but loves the people in her life more. She's one of the most selfless, responsible, strongest, and independent women you will ever meet.  She is truly beautiful inside and out.  I am so proud to call this wonderful lady my Mom.

 She lost her husband, my Stepfather Tom, to cancer in '01, over a decade ago, and her Aunt Sonja, who was more of a mother to her, lost her battle in '09.  Both extremely hard times. Through those hard times she has learned not to take the time here for granted. To try and live everyday like it's your last. We all know that life gets in the way of those lessons, and with good times there are bad. 

  After a year of feeling miserable, going to doctor after doctor, being misdiagnosed, she started to feel helpless. After a simple pelvic x-ray, she was diagnosed with Stage Four Kidney Cancer. In April her left kidney was removed. After a painful recovery she is now undergoing chemotherapy, and will be for the rest of her life.  She always has had a very strong work ethic.  Due to her condition,  there are days when working is hard, and days when working is impossible.  With bills and a mortgage she is extremely overwhelmed, and mostly exhausted.  She has no choice but to sell her home to help pay for medical bills.

  She has dreamt of moving back to the country and living a more laid back life in a tiny home.  Something all her friends and family want for her. A place where she can reflect, focus on, and do the things in her life that she loves to do.

 As her daughter, I want to help her as much as I can, but I am limited on what I can do financially. What my husband and I do have is land with a perfect spot for a tiny home. A home where she can live the rest of her life in the country. Here she can do everything she loves about country life;  spend time with friends and family, garden,star gaze, raise chickens. Be inspired to write and create.  But most importantly live a stress free life so she can focus on living the time she has left to the fullest.

  There is nothing I would want more for her than to help fulfill her dream. I love her to the moon and back. She gave me life and I want to do everything in my power to provide a life as beautiful as the one she has provided me.

  With the funds raised, we want to build her a tiny home close to ours. A mortgage free home, equipped with a tiny kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, and a porch. Please, help me provide this to the most amazing woman I know.

If you are unable to help financially, please send prayers or a positive comment.  Thank You.

If you aren't comfortable paying online you can make a check out to: 
TINY HOME FOR TAMMY
Mail checks to:

Erin Zabel
450 Hwy 71 W
Smithville, TX 78957

Much Love,
Erin

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Yay!!!! We have a refridgerator! Thanks to a family friend and one of Mom's longtime coworkers! She happened to have an extra one that was white and it fits in the space! We are so grateful for all of this! We really couldn't have done this without all of y'all!
Erin
XO
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Dear Supporters,

I will be posting more updates of Mom's house this week! It's looking so amazing! She is undergoing radiation at the moment and has 8 days left. Then we hope to start moving her in!

Thanks to you, we have raised so much money! We still have a few things we need to raise money for. The electricity has been completely installed. He hasn't sent us an invoice yet, but we will owe $1800 for that. We also need to raise money for her appliances. She's getting just basic white ones, apartment size fridge and an electric stove with oven. Please help us spread the word!!!

We've had a few very successful barn raisings! Friends and family have come over on weekends to help. So much got done plus it was a blast! A great chance to fill Mom's house with love and laughter. It feels wonderful!

My husband spent this last weekend trying to wrap up the plumbing and other odd and ends. We're so close!!!!

Lots of Love,
Erin
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This part was so exciting! The sheetrock was installed and the rooms started to take shape.
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The electrical and plumbing was installed and power was ran to Mom's house. Soon there will be light and running water!
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Candace Russell Guillaudeu
48 months ago

Tammy and I used to work together and I have heard of her struggle through mutual friends. I am so sorry to hear it but so glad I can help in this small way. Tammy is a beautiful person and you wish you all the best.

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Gary Rogers
52 months ago

Please check out what Annette St.Onge said below. I personally know 2 people that have cured cancer using RSO. The cost is so much less than normal procedures with no nasty side effects. Just go to http://www.phoenixtears.ca/ I wish your mother the best and will keep her in my thoughts.

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Annette St.Onge
52 months ago

Tammy please Google "Rick Simpson oil" it cures cancer. We just healed my bf's mom of stage 4 inoperable lung cancer

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Toby Searay
52 months ago

You are a wonderful daughter watching out for your mother, I pray you will reach your goal, and your mother enjoys her new tiny home surrounded by love.

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Annie Snow Vandergrift
52 months ago

I pray for Tams every day.......God can heal and I won't think otherwise.........

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Chagall Ravenbrooke
53 months ago

Praying for your mother to get the funding needed and to heal. God bless.

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Kristie Shay
53 months ago

Your Mom is so lucky to have such a loving daughter to help her.

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Lauren Bates
53 months ago

I love checking in daily and seeing the amount go up and up!! I wish I had the money to contribute at this time. All I can do is say, we all love you and are praying for many many more years with you here! Can't wait to see your new place!

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46 months ago
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Susan & Velvet Little
46 months ago
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Tammy, I love you and pray for you every day. Can't wait for you to be in Smithville, that's not too far from me. I will visit you and tell you some more stories about VELVET.....ha.....

MB
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Michelle Bennett
46 months ago
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Tammy - You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Love you.

HA
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Hannah Abbott
47 months ago
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Your story really touched me. My dad has Parkinson's and when my mum realized last year that she could no longer manage to take care of him we had to make the painful decision to move him into a care home. It's devastating to see your parents sick and trying to make their situation as happy as it can possibly be is so important. Wishing you all the very best.

MS
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Michael` Simmons
47 months ago

Wishing the very best always

EW
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Eleanor Worley
49 months ago

Blessings to you and your family. May your tiny house overflow with love, joy and peace.

Candace Russell Guillaudeu
48 months ago

Tammy and I used to work together and I have heard of her struggle through mutual friends. I am so sorry to hear it but so glad I can help in this small way. Tammy is a beautiful person and you wish you all the best.

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Gary Rogers
52 months ago

Please check out what Annette St.Onge said below. I personally know 2 people that have cured cancer using RSO. The cost is so much less than normal procedures with no nasty side effects. Just go to http://www.phoenixtears.ca/ I wish your mother the best and will keep her in my thoughts.

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Annette St.Onge
52 months ago

Tammy please Google "Rick Simpson oil" it cures cancer. We just healed my bf's mom of stage 4 inoperable lung cancer

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Toby Searay
52 months ago

You are a wonderful daughter watching out for your mother, I pray you will reach your goal, and your mother enjoys her new tiny home surrounded by love.

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Annie Snow Vandergrift
52 months ago

I pray for Tams every day.......God can heal and I won't think otherwise.........

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Chagall Ravenbrooke
53 months ago

Praying for your mother to get the funding needed and to heal. God bless.

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Kristie Shay
53 months ago

Your Mom is so lucky to have such a loving daughter to help her.

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Lauren Bates
53 months ago

I love checking in daily and seeing the amount go up and up!! I wish I had the money to contribute at this time. All I can do is say, we all love you and are praying for many many more years with you here! Can't wait to see your new place!

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