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This fundraiser ended on 10/20/12

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This is the"I heart Tara" heart transplant fund.The funds will be used for Tara's medical cost and related expenses not covered by insurance

Our dear friend Tara Chester is a 30 yr old single mom to 8 yr old Gionna, who is in the fight of her young life; waiting for a new heart. Tara works at a daycare in Gibbsboro, NJ. On July 12th 2012 Tara was not feeling well. She went to her family doctor, who in turn told her to go home & rest. When Tara was feeling even worst, she went to Virtua ER in Berlin. Then they transported her to Cooper for extensive testing to find the cause of her extreme fatigue. That Sunday she was airlifted to HUP as a critical care patient in need of a procedure called Swan Ganz; a ballon pump to help take some pressure off her weakened heart. Unfortunately, the damage to her young heart was to extensive, so the next day, she was prepped for open heart surgery where they installed a Bi Vad pump. They were hoping this would take the pressure off her heart & they would see it begin to heal. During surgery they did a biopsy of her heart muscle, only to reveal her immune system has attacked her heart leaving extensive and irreparable damage. Now her only chance is a heart transplant. Imagine hearing this news knowing you have no sick time or medical insurance. This is where you come in! Your generous donation will be publicly acknowledged at our event on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Thank you in advance for your consideration to our heartfelt request.
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