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Save Tashina's Brain!

$57,067 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 354 people in 5 months
This all began Thanksgiving 2016 when Tashina, at 21 years old, had a grand mal seizure, without any warning. She was sent for a CT scan, and shortly after she was taken in for surgery due to a brain tumour that was found. Tashina underwent a 7 hours surgery at VGH (Vancouver General) within days to remove the tumour. 
After biopsy, Tashina was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour - an astrocytoma. Unfortunately not all of the tumour was removed, meaning that Tashina is at risk of of the tumour regrowing, and increasing the risk of severe seizures, which could lead to her death.
She suffers from frequent migraines and fatigue. Due to the invasive nature of her surgery, Tashina experiences facial numbness, pain along the incision line, hair loss, and soft spots in along her scalp. The titanium plates used to reconstruct her her skull after surgery are a cause of great discomfort in her daily life. Despite this, Tashina is active within the community, working two jobs with autistic adults and children, and finishing her studies at Langara. Tashina strives daily to move past her experiences with cancer, and to build a sense of normalcy and positivity in her life.
However, because the tumour could not be completely removed, Tashina needs further treatment - treatment that is not available here in Canada. Her oncologist has recommended a consultation with a specialist in neuro-oncology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. It is our goal to to be able to send Tashina to their facilities to receive the best immunotherapy treatment available for this type of brain tumour. 

Tashina could be sent for her consult in California as early as November. Tashina is my little sister, and I hope and pray for nothing more in life than her to be able to live a long, and pain free life. On behalf of Tashina and my family, I would be so grateful for any assistance you can offer to help us to get Tashina the treatment that she desperately needs. 
Tashina is a warm, wonderful, loving, charismatic, goofy, and giving 23 year old, whom I love so dearly. She deserves every opportunity this world has to offer her, and I hope you can find it in your heart to help me achieve this outcome by affording her the best chance of survival. 


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Photos from Tashina's time in the hospital



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Looking ahead at 2019.
Learning to live for today!

Just keep swimming.
Happy New Year xx
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En route to San Francisco to start the journey of saving a brain.
A lot of emotions but we are very optimistic for this opportunity.
Thank you all for your continued support xx
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On January 10th, 2019 Constable Kelly Seib of the Delta Police Department will be doing a marathon swim to raise funds for Tashina's treatment in the United States.

The swim is a 12-hour marathon swim, taking place at SunGod Pool in North Delta.

The event is supported by the Delta Police Department.

Please consider coming out, and supporting Cst. Seib and other emergency responders, students, and the community.

Together, we can all go to great lengths and make a difference in someone else's life.

In honour of #GivingTuesday, please pass this message along and help us reach our goal to help Save Tashina's Brain xx.
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