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Tamara Needs Your Help

Family and friends of Tamara Mathias are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Updates (9)

September 19, 2018

Hello friends & family of Tammie Mathis!!
Tammie started a new infusion therapy yesterday. Hopefully these infusions, along with her banding procedure scheduled for Oct 2 at Hopkins, will alleviate the anemia for a longer period of time.
Tammie thanks each one of you for your continued prayers and well wishes. A special thank you to those that have generously taken a blood test in hopes of finding a match!
On another note, Tammie wanted to be clear with everyone that Johns Hopkins does not communicate AT ALL with her about potential donors, and she is not at liberty to call the transplant unit on their behalf. This is for the obvious reasons of maintaining the utmost privacy and confidentiality of any potential donors.
Johns Hopkins maintains the highest of standards in regard to any type of transplant, whether the donation comes from a deceased person, or in this case, from a living donor.
Please continue to pray that a match is found for our friend Tammie, and also please consider donating to this campaign so that when a match is found, the donor’s expenses are covered in full!
Thank you all,
Debbie Miller

August 27, 2018

Hello everyone,
This is Tammie’s friend, Debbie Miller, with an update on how things are going.
Two weeks ago, Tammie was fortunate enough to get a reprieve from all the doctors appointments, testing and infusions. Her and her daughter Crow took a trip to a week long summer camp in Tennessee for young teens and their parents. This fun, exciting & replenishing experience was so good for Tammie’s soul. It gave her much needed one on one time with her 14 year old daughter, as well as a chance to just have fun participating in awesome outdoor activities & experience new things, like witnessing wild bears in their natural habitat!
This past week, Tammie and her family were busy helping her son James prepare to head off to UMBC! On Saturday (8/25), James embarked on the next chapter of his life and was moved into his new housing on campus. This, of course, is very exciting for a young man, and very bitter sweet for his parents. Tammie and Jeff are so very proud of their son, but will miss him terribly!
However , this does translate to a silver lining as far as Tammie’s future appointments at Johns Hopkins Hospital. UMBC is just minutes away from JHH, so when she is over there taking take of doctors appts, exams, and other testing, she will ALSO be able to stop by for visits with her son!
Tammie said the month of August was
filled with focusing on good (but hard) things with her kids, which is all she really wanted to do anyway 🙂
Some very encouraging news is that currently there are four people who have had their blood tests done and are still waiting to hear back from the transplant unit at JHH on what the next step will be! This gives Tammie so much hope & she feels such gratitude towards everyone who has come forward to be tested as a potential donor.
As more information regarding the current potential donors becomes available, we will update all of you!
That’s it for now folks, but again, Tammie sends her love and gratitude to all of you for your kinds words of love & encouragement, your generous monetary donations to this campaign and for considering becoming a living donor 🙂


July 30, 2018

Let’s find the donor and make this happen!

Bev Johnston

July 11, 2018

Good luck!!

Patricia Eichel

July 7, 2018

Karen Bontempo

June 28, 2018


Judith Clark