As many of you know, Tanya Angus is in the process of preparing mentally, physically and clinically for her fourth brain surgery, to be performed by Dr. Daniel Kelly sometime in July 2010.
Currently, Tanya's travel to (and from) Santa Monica, CA from her home in Las Vegas, NV is scheduled to be done lying in the back of a small van. The trip is expected to take no less than 5 hours, with a Doctor appointment upon her arrival in Los Angeles.
The family is requesting an act of kindness (from either a private or commercial party)...the donation of the flight/airfare for Tanya and Karen, to and from the surgery. This would allow Tanya to be in a much better frame of mind and body for her surgery!
The family realizes that this is a huge request and humbly ask's you to pass this information on to family, friends and the media.
Please contact Tina (via Tanya's website or at tinasark1atgmaildotcom)regarding the donation of Tanya and Karen's flight.
I've just been notified by Karen (Tanya Angus' Mom) that Tanya has been hospitalized for issues related to Coumadin (an anticoagulant) and kidney stones. Please keep Tanya and the family in your thoughts.
I invite you to light a virtual candle for Tanya right here (she reads them daily).
Tanya's July 17th Brain Surgery has been postponed until sometime in July. Doctors want to MRI again for a more accurate assessment. The family thanks everyone for their wonderful notes, comments, emails and well-wishes.
This is the new rumor (I've seen circulating like wildfire in the past 24 hours) being posted by news media from India, Thailand, Australia, America and Canada.
Ellen sent me an email yesterday asking if it was true. Karen (Tanya's Mom) and I read in wonder..."where do these people come up with these rumors and why don't they verify first?" I suppose the answer is sensationalism? Oh well, so much for reponsible reporting.
As much as we'd all like to believe the current rumor that a 'cure has been found for Tanya', it's in fact untrue. We don't know who started this rumor, but there has NOT been a cure found for Tanya Angus.
Additionally, the treatment success of lowering Tanya's growth hormone in Dec. 09 (Aired in the TLC documentary, "Help-I'm Turning Into A Giant") was short lived.
Learn More, Learn The Truth at: http://www.TanyaAngus.com
I still find myself completely dumbfounded with the amount of people posting comments on the Internet, who seem more interested in arguing the statistics of Tanya's bikini shot rather than getting on to the point of the story.
I mean really...Why is it that some women these days are so consumed and brainwashed by society and it's beauty standards, that they can't even focus on the heart of the story? Good Grief...I just answered myself in that they ARE brainwashed! But that's another story.
In any event, in order to help those who can't get past the superficial:
The infamous bikini shot was taken when Tanya was 16 1/2 years old, standing 5'8" tall and weighing around 135-145 pounds.
Last Night Tanya's documentary aired on BodyShock, and only minutes after it finished the emails started pouring in. I was astounded as I read email after email filled with words like, "my eyes are now opened", caring sentiment and offers of friendship as well as many offers to supply Tanya with the XL keyed keyboard we'd asked for. This morning there are more emails coming in and quite honestly I am still amazed at the warm hearts people (everywhere, but currently) in the U.K. All emails were answered and were forwarded to Tanya and Mom Karen. U.K. ...YOU ROCK!
Keyboard, Mouse & Pad Trio Update:
I want to thank EVERYONE who offered to get the Keyboard, Mouse & Pad Trio for Tanya. That request has been filled by a wonderful woman in the U.K who wishes to remain anonymous.
Some of you know that I flew in to Las Vegas on May 31, 2010 and today I'm going to visit Tanya & Karen (it's been nearly 5 years). To say I'm excited is an understatement! Lord willing, I'll be taking lots of pix and learning more about any other needs that Tanya might have and I'll be posting those here and on the website.
Additionally... for all of you amazingly creative Artisans who've offered to make a piece of jewelry for Tanya, I'm hoping to get some neck and wrist measurements today. I'll be posting those here and on the site as well.