Team Taliah 2017
Make this the Summer of Love! Help kids like Taliah!
Rady Children's Hospital holds a special place in our hearts. It has been our home away from home since we moved back to San Diego in 2009. Each year we try to give back in support of Rady Children's and how this amazing place has helped Taliah and cared for our entire family. Historically our goal has been to raise at least $10,000 per year for TEAM TALIAH and we hope you will help us achieve this goal once again.
In the last few years, the team at Rady Children's has saved Taliah's life... twice.
As I write this, it is unbelievable to us what she has gone through over the last two years, but we are thankful each day that we have a hospital like Rady Children's in our community. It is more than the quick acting surgeons who drop everything to get into the ER, the PICU doctors who treat family as part of the team, the PICU nurses who support the parents in so much more than their "job description", the respiratory therapists who visit us around the clock and regularly find new ways to re-inflate a collapsed lung, the feeding/nutrition teams, the radiology techs who visit us twice a day and take the extra time to let us see the films, child life who makes sure that even with Taliah's vision/hearing issues, we can find a way for Taliah to watch every episode of 'Little House on the Prairie'. And I can't forget the 24 room service to make sure we are keeping up our strength caring for Taliah. This is only a snapshot of our Rady team, but it really does take a village and we are fortunate that in addition to the support of our friends and family, we have our Rady family to help us through.
Taliah has CHARGE Syndrome (www.chargesyndrome.org), a rare genetic syndrome that occurs in 1 in 10,000 life births and affects development in almost every system of the body. We are the lucky ones because while children born with CHARGE Syndrome have a high mortality rate and many lifelong medical issues, Taliah is still with us today because of exceptional hospitals like Rady Children's.
Please help us celebrate the Summer of Love in giving thanks to Rady Children's Hospital by a donation in support of TEAM TALIAH.
If you prefer, you can also send your gift check made out to Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation to:
2768 Inverness Ct
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tammy, Tom, Taliah, Max & Zack