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A medical fund forTara Khandro (aka Lisa Forbergd)

$2,750 given of $3,700 goal

Help Tara with Medical Bills

Started by: Elizabeth Sinclair

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Tara is an amazing human being who has touched many many lives in her time on Earth. She recently suffered from both a serious viral infection that invaded her brain, together with a bacterial (staph) infection and has just come out of hospital, in Bali where she is currently living. She has a great medical team & neurologist and supportive friends and she is recovering slowly. Her total hospital bill is $3700 and many friends have expressed interest in donating to a fundraiser to help her out financially with her medical bills. Please donate what you can and share in your network or with people who know Tara and might like to help support her. Thank you and OM Shanti Shanti Shanti OM.

Latest Update

Tara is continuing to improve. I will take some photos of her and post them in the next few days. She is still not at her fundraising goal yet so please continue to share the fundraiser in groups and networks that know Tara. Thank you!

Posted by Elizabeth

November 6 at 2:15am

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Tara keeps on getting better. She is walking daily and taking longer and longer walks. She is still not driving a motorbike - that is likely to be another month away, and for now is getting everywhere on foot. She is becoming part of the local community and stopping by to visit Liz each morning. Nice to have her in the village! She is taking care of a friend's garden while they are away and helping another friend pack and move, so getting back into her old self/life. Well, with new perspective! The goal is still $1000 away so please continue to share the fundraise in your groups and circles that know Tara. OM Shanti!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 29 at 1:07pm

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Tara's fund is two-thirds of the way to the goal! She needs another $1k to get across the finish line. Please continue to share the fundraiser in your circles and groups. Thank you!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 26 at 8:24am

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Tara continues to improve. She is walking daily, getting plenty of rest & getting her energy back. She's still not quite out of the woods yet, but recovering well. Just another request to please continue to share this fundraiser in your network and in groups & with friends who know Tara. Coming into the home stretch on reaching the goal! OM Shanti.

Posted by Elizabeth

October 21 at 11:54am

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Tara went back to Kasih Ibu for a check-up as she still has an ear infection. She still continues to recover slowly, but is up to two walks around the village daily and she's getting the sparkle back in her eyes! She has moved house so please message her if you want to visit. She's near Bumi Sehat & the soccer field in Nyuh Kuning. We're still not at the goal so please continue to share this fundraiser in your network and in groups that know Tara! OM Shanti!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 16 at 6:27am

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Tara had a check up today at Kasih Ibu and is doing well. She will move house tomorrow. She's getting more energy and spunk back, and is almost the same Tara we knew before! She's walking more and has more energy. Still will be a slow and steady recovery. Please continue to share this fundraiser in groups that know Tara and in your networks. She's not at the goal yet! Thanks.

Posted by Elizabeth

October 14 at 4:22am

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Tara is continuing to improve. She has started doing her yoga practice again and is slowing getting back strength. She is doing twice daily walks around the village now. She still has some fatigue, which is not uncommon when the brain has been affected. She will move to her new place in Nyuh Kuning on Tuesday, so anyone wanting to visit after that day, please message Tara for her new whereabouts. With a recent contribution of $500, we're just over $1000 from the goal now! Please continue to share the fundraiser in your networks and in-groups that know Tara. Thanks.

Posted by Elizabeth

October 12 at 8:07am

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Thanks to Paulina for her donation!

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October 12 at 8:01am

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Tara continues to improve, although she still tires easily. She finished her meds in a few days and moves home a few days after that. For anyone wanting to visit, she is at Robin's place until the 15th, then she shifts to a place on the other side of the soccer field, still in Nyuh Kuning. Please continue to share the fundraiser in your networks and with people and groups that know Tara. We're not at the goal yet! The good news is she doesn't get the credit card bill until the end of this month, so there is still time to donate. Please help support Tara and help her get back on her feet!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 9 at 3:56am

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Thanks to Jane for her recent donation!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 7 at 6:25am

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Tara is taking daily walks around the village and getting stronger every day. She will finish all her meds in a few days and is getting a tentative all clear from her doctor. She will be moving soon into a new place in Nyuh Kuning. This is her last week staying at Robin's house, if you want to come and visit her. Please continue to share the fundraiser in your networks and groups that know Tara. We're still not at the goal yet! Tara turned 65 yesterday - we had a small low-key dinner for her. Please help celebrate this milestone by helping to spread the word! Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 7 at 6:22am

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Tara continues to improve. While she is still staying at Ibu Robin's in Nyuh Kuning, she will be moving into a shared house nearby in the same village in under 2 weeks. She has started acupuncture treatment and will continue to get treatment as her health continues to improve. She's walking more and eating well and getting more cognition and memory back each day. Please stop by to visit if you live locally - she is enjoying having visitors. Please also continue to share the fundraise in your networks. Let's reach the goal by 6 October which is Tara's 65th birthday! 37 (3700) for 65!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 4 at 7:40am

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The fundraiser is ALMOST at $2000. Please help share in your networks or make a small donation. Let's get over $2000!! Thats more than half way. Remember, its Tara's 65th Birthday on the 6th Oct. Let's give her a memorable gift and show how much we appreciate having her in our lives! (Because she nearly wasn't....)

Posted by Elizabeth

October 3 at 1:00am

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Tara continues to improve. She is back using her phone and laptop, sending long messages by SMS, FB and email, as her brain continues to recover from its ordeal. She will continue to be on anti-seizure medication for another week but then her doctor feels that she is healed enough to finish. Tara suffered several seizures as a result of her brain infection, however, hasn't had one for weeks since the infection started to clear up. She is continuing to live with people around her and this is really helping her to get back on her feet so she can consider living independently again. She has found a nice place to live, sharing a small house with a Balinese teenager - the family lives next door - with a Balinese friend living next door as well. She will be close to Bumi Sehat, the health centre, and can start walking over in the mornings for acupuncture treatment, which will continue to restore her to health. Thanks for all your support as she traverses the illness journey into wellness.

Posted by Elizabeth

October 3 at 12:57am

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Thanks to Carol and Merri for their donations! Please continue to share Tara's fundraiser in groups and networks that know her and would like to help her. Let's reach the goal by 6 October when Tara turns 65!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 3 at 12:53am

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If 30 people donate $65 each before 6 October -- that's Sunday -- then Tara will reach her goal! Please share widely. Thanks all for your support of Tara!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 1 at 6:28am

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Thanks to Laura for her donation! Please keep sharing the fundraiser in groups and circles that know Tara. The total is at $1700 - still need $2000 to cover her total hospital bill! As its Tara's birthday on 6 October, it would be lovely to have reached the goal by then! Thanks all!

Posted by Elizabeth

October 1 at 6:23am

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A reminder that Oct 6th is Tara's birthday - she will be 65!! How about giving her a fantastic, one-of-a-kind gift of health by raising enough money to pay her entire hospital bill! Currently at $1670 of $3700. Please continue to share in networks and groups that know Tara. Let's raise the full amount in time for Tara's Big Day! OM Shanti.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 30 at 6:23am

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Tara continues to improve slowly . She saw her doctor on Friday who was very optimistic about her progress. She is no longer taking the antivirals or antibiotics and we are just healing her up now with Chinese herbs, healing foods and lots of love. She is starting to walk around the village and take longer walks but still gets tired easily. Next week she will start getting acupuncture treatments at Bumi Sehat to boost her recovery and help her immune system to recover. Just a reminder that her credit card will need to be paid in late October so the fundraising is ongoing, not quite at the halfway mark, so please continue to share in your networks and groups and circles that know Tara. Thank you for your support!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 29 at 4:40am

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Thanks Mary for your donation today! Please keep sharing Tara's fundraiser in your circles and with people who know Tara or groups she is active in or belongs to. We're approaching the half-way mark but still need support! Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 27 at 4:57am

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Tara has her phone back now and is busily re-entering contacts. Please email or Facebook message her your details if you haven't already. She is going down to the hospital this morning for a final consultation with her neurologist - hoping for good news and the all clear!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 27 at 4:56am

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Tara is heading back to the hospital tomorrow for her one-week followup appointment with her neurologist. Fingers crossed it's all good news!! She is still improving, is remembering more and even got some passwords back (although the phone is being reset - she still couldn't get into her phone.) The phone should be back today, so please continue to send your contact emails and numbers so Tara can re enter them and get back in touch. OM Shanti.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 26 at 5:11am

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The fundraiser has levelled out at $1670. We still need to get to $3700! Please continue to share the fundraiser link in your networks, with people who know Tara and on networks she is or was part of. Please help get the word out and get the level rising! Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 26 at 5:10am

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Tara will get her re-set phone back tomorrow. Please email or FB message her your contact details so she can put them back in her phone. She is still improving slowly and is starting to have visitors. if you'd like to come by, she's at Robin Lim's compound in Nyuh Kuning. (The entrance right by Warung Rama). She will go to see her Doctor on Friday to have her progress evaluated. Thanks for all your support and good wishes for her recovery.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 25 at 5:39am

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Tom Zimmermann — 8 weeks ago

Tara, just thought you would like to know the sangha has you in their prayers and thoughts and good wishes and all are wishing for a speedy recovery. I know your smile is good and your laugh is infectious.

This fundraiser will be active until November so please continue to share in your networks and donate to help Tara. She has put most of her total hospital bill on her credit card, which will be due by late October. Hopefully, by then, the fundraiser amount will be close to or matching her bills! OM Shanti.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 24 at 6:16am

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Thanks Lana for your donation! Tara is now active on Facebook and email. Her phone is being reset today, as she still can't access it or her password, so she should have it back tomorrow, but it will be wiped clean of all contacts and messages. Please email or FB message her your contact details so she can re-enter into her phone when she gets it back from the techs. Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 24 at 6:13am

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Thanks Toby, Suzan and Susan & Josh for donations! The number is slowly but surely moving upwards, lol. Tara continues to recover. She is walking more, eating a lot, which is great as she lost weight, and she was thin to start with! She is walking daily and resting. She is active on Facebook and email, so please reach out to her on those channels. She cannot access her phone and so I'm going to have to get it reset by the techs so she can use her phone again. This means all contacts, messages & photos will be lost. If you can email your contact details to her, then she can put them in her phone when it's unlocked after tomorrow. Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 23 at 6:58am

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Oops bad math -- sorry -- the campaign is a third of the way to the total that Tara needs to cover her hospital bills. Please keep sharing with friends and people who wish to support Tara. Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 22 at 9:33am

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Tara is still recovering slowly. She said that today for the first time, she felt her life force strengthen. So she is past the worst. She goes to see the Doctor next Friday for a post-release checkup. She will still have a ways to go to full health and she still needs help with paying her hospital bills, as it was all put on her credit card which will be due in October. Please continue to share the link to this fundraiser and ask friends to donate. The final amount was lower than originally thought, so the campaign is more than half way now!!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 22 at 9:31am

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Tara is staying with friends in Nyuh Kuning, near Ubud, resting and recovering. She is slowly getting better. We'll take her phone to a tech shop to try to access it on Monday, but she still can't receive or send sms or calls. Please continue to email or contact her via Facebook.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 21 at 2:23pm

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Thanks to Jelila, Carol and Sara & Josh for donations! Thanks also to Toby for the photos. I'll take a new one of Tara in the next day or so so you can see how much better she is doing.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 20 at 6:25am

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Joe Lam — 8 weeks ago

Elizabeth .... Did you receive my donation for Tara?? Did not see your acknowledgement on the PlumFund email updates. Joe L.

Tara was discharged from hospital today. She is walking slowly, and able to eat and drink well. Her doctor has given her a week's worth of medications, both anti viral and anti biotic, but feels that as long as Tara is staying with friends who can look after her, she doesn't need to keep staying in the hospital and can rest and recover at home. Tara is staying with friends in Nyuh Kuning village, near Ubud, where she will be for 1-2 weeks as she continues to recover.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 20 at 6:17am

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I'm happy to report that the final hospital bill is $3700, not $5000, as we had feared. By the hospital giving the lower working-visa price, Tara's final bills will be lower. I've lowered the target of the fundraiser accordingly. Which means we're closer!!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 20 at 6:15am

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Tara was walking around the hospital by herself when I arrived this morning. She is eating and drinking (and peeing and pooping) well. Yes, these are important milestones! She is still a bit fuzzy but replying to emails and FB messages. She appreciates all the love and support you are all sending her. The Doctor will release her tomorrow as she can now finish a course of oral antibiotics and doesn't need in-hospital care. She will be staying with friends in Nyuh Kuning near Ubud as she still can't walk far and needs to have people around, meals prepared etc.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 19 at 6:57am

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Carol Rydell — 8 weeks ago

This is such great news!!! Thank you Elizabeth for all that you are doing and mostly for loving Tara!!!!

Thanks to Carol, Michele, Pamela and Paulina for their generous contributions! Thanks to Toby for the great shot of Tara in peak health! Thanks to all for their good wishes and loving thoughts to Tara. With both online and offline donations, we're now at about $1240 USD, so moving towards the half-way mark!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 19 at 6:51am

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If any one would like to send a photo with Tara, I'm happy to add more photos to the stream on the site.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 18 at 7:08am

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Liz Sinclair — 9 weeks ago

You can upload it in the comments or email to me: liz_sinclair@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Thanks Nicola and James for the donations!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 18 at 5:08am

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Tara is eating and drinking and looking and feeling better. She is still weak and still has a little trouble focusing. She went for a walk today down the corridor in the hospital. I left her with crayons & coloured pencils & paper to draw. She is able to read and reply to emails now and check her FB. She still can't access her phone or remember that pesky password, so still best to email or FB message her. She may be discharged as early as Friday as her Dr thinks she can continue on oral antibiotics.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 18 at 5:07am

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Tom Zimmermann — 8 weeks ago

Tara, you look just a little like a new born babe waiting for that next adventure. Keep on healing and doing it one day at a time with our love, Tom & Ellen Z..........

Thanks to Robin, Adrienne, Stacey, Daniela, Safiyyah, Bill, Laurie, Brian, Marie and Frank for their donations! Thanks also to Marie and Robin for making & putting together pro biotic rice & broth, kefir and donating a bottle of pro biotics to help restore Tara to health!

Posted by Elizabeth

September 17 at 5:14am

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Tara is much better. I saw her this morning after breakfast and she told me she is eating and drinking by herself. She can take short assisted walks which the Dr has encouraged her to do to speed her healing. She is more alert & focussed, can talk almost normally, although her memory is still a bit patchy at times. She still can't access her phone but is reading and answering messages on Facebook and email, so best to contact her by those channels. She continues to improve, but still tires easily and needs a lot of rest. She will be on anti virals for another 5 days and they are really working well.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 17 at 5:11am

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Joe Lam — 9 weeks ago

Get well Tara. 🌷 Affirming good health is yours now. Sending you healing light, joy, and love. Abundant blessings be yours ... ~ Joe πŸŒ±πŸŒ·πŸ’œπŸ”₯🌈

She is able to read Facebook posts and news, although she can't type yet or reply to messages. If you want to post good wishes for her recovery, you can do so on her Facebook page and she should be able to read them. She still can't access her phone, so please don't call or SMS her as she won't be able to receive them.

Posted by Elizabeth

September 16 at 10:04am

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I saw Tara today - she ate a little soup and gruel (bubur) for lunch and went for a short, assisted walk in the hospital corridor. Her doctor is urging her to resume eating and drinking as normal and to start to get some exercise, to speed her recovery. Her mind is much clearer and she can speak at greater length, although she tires easily. She is currently on a regime of antivirals and improving daily. I'll post tomorrow with a new update on her condition.

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September 16 at 10:03am

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Jerry Nash — 8 weeks ago

Tara was always strong in physical, mental and spiritual stature. My love and prayers are with her and her caregivers. Thanks for keeping us all updated

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  • Thomas Zimmermann2 weeks ago Best wishes. I hope you heal completely and get to share your laughter and smile with us all.
  • Dr Ani3 weeks ago Best wishes sweetheart πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ’Žβ€οΈ
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  • Paulina and Steveau5 weeks ago You’ve made it thru! Now it’s time for the healing...with Lots of Love.
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