From our little family, to all of you… the biggest “Thank You!” we can offer!
A note from Tamara (& Len):
- January 31, 2019 (Today, Thursday): I had a productive meeting with my attorney.
- February 1, 2019 (Tomorrow, Friday): I head to the San Francisco Bay Area for 48 hours (or perhaps it is going to be 52 hours!?) to help a couple of families there (I have time to see more families then if you know anyone who might like a consult with me!)
- February 3, 2019 (Sunday night -super late!): I fly back to Portland (cutting my work trip short to be available for a meeting on Monday.)
- February 4, 2019: I have a meeting with my attorney and representatives from the DOJ (!) and DHS (!) with the State of Oregon in an attempt to resolve/conclude/terminate(!) this portion of the legal battle. [Please schedule sending all of your “thoughts and prayers” my way on Monday afternoon!]
- February 19, 2019 (Monday): our next scheduled hearing date with the State of Oregon.
- February 21, 2019 (Thursday): The foreclosure sale date for the house, which we hopefully will be able to declare “handled” in the next day or two.
- February 26, 2019 will actually be the three year anniversary of the start of this nonsense and persecution.
I mean it this time!
How are the kids?
I have been too overwhelmed to write updates recently — with all the work needed for my case, and all that has been going on with my children — but, in addition to the miracle that my readers have been to my family, many other good things have been happening too:
- Avi turned 14 (on 1/29) – and about two weeks before his birthday he was approved for (and got his first injection of) a medication that he has been waiting for for more than two years! [That’s another story entirely!]
- AJ has applied to MIT and is hopeful about the possibility of early acceptance. He is only 16, and has fought a major battle of his own for many years – overcoming his lead poisoning related disabilities so he could succeed in school. He’s also applying for a possible full scholarship so he could actually start attending MIT in the fall right after he turns 17 years old (IF he gets accepted!)
- Charlie has been going to school (4th grade) — some days as much as 4 hours in a row now (sometimes almost five hours!)
- Our eldest (Colescott) is away in Spain for a semester abroad in Valencia — fully covered by his Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music! He often talks of working with special needs children on music therapy related projects – so being a brother to AJ, Avi and Charlie has made a huge impact on his life as well.
What’s the latest with your work, your book
& #LeadSafeMama in general?
As far as my projects go, I now have a few people on board to help me finish my book (“I Make Women Cry & Throw Out Their Shit“) — but have not had the bandwidth to finish up the remaining work to complete that quite yet.
I have probably 100 posts I am behind in writing (most are of XRF test results from stuff sent in by all of you). I have been having trouble writing much each day for the last several weeks (4 to 6 weeks actually) because of all of the interruptions (kids, medical issues, legal case, poverty, etc.), but am trying to push through it.
My dream (after the legal battle is over) is to take a few weeks “off” with the kids somewhere, where they can play and enjoy life (and I can sit back and catch up on all my writing and finish my book)! [Avi wants to go to Finland, Charlie wants to go to a tropical island somewhere and AJ wants to go visit Colescott in Spain! Reconciling where to go if we ever get the opportunity will be interesting indeed! Perhaps an island off the coast of Finland? Lol!] #2020Goals #2020Dreams.
Well, that’s the scoop.
I didn’t know about the Gofundme until now, but I did a late donation! That is SO AMAZING of the kind and loving soul who offered to lend you the money to save your home. BLESS THEM. There is so much goodness in people’s hearts! So happy for you, Tamara, and for your whole family!
Thank you. Crying just a little!
This made me cry. Was keeping your family in my thoughts for weeks and wish I could have donated more. So glad someone was able to help!!!!! Thank you!!
Thank you Lia! Thank you so much. Me too (crying!)
Thank you to all who donated to Tamara and her family!!! I am thrilled they will be able to keep their house!! Tamara is such an inspiration, and a valuable contributor to our society. We need more people like Tamara!!!
Sandy & Shane Grech/Parker says
just the best news! thankyou Tamara for all that you do & thankyou to the someone/person/family that could help, been thinking of the dread you must have been feeling, i believe in miracles myself, someone up there knows your doing good!!! the pic of your boys such handsome young men wish them all the best in their dreams & really hope you get that holiday!! thankyou again.
Pat Russell says
I am so thankful for the family that is making it possible to save Tamara’s house. I could only make a small donation because as a senior citizen on a declining income I myself am having to think about giving up my current home and downsizing and that is hard enough but not as hard as what Tamara is facing. I knew it would not make a dent but hoped it would indeed be a show of a confidence, solidarity and support and perhaps influence others to contribute and am so glad to hear that seems to be what has happened. Tamara you are an inspiration and your boys accomplishments also a ray of hope for all who have struggles, as one of my granddaughters does though not because of lead. Never give up!
For weeks and months I have been hoping praying wishing and clicking for nothing short of amazing to happen for you and thanks to an angel on earth, your miracle pulled through! I’m so blessed to witness this wonderful kindness in the world and also be uplifted and inspired by it too! The tears are pouring, my heart is swelling, so overjoyed for you.