Tarassa Humphrey became a patient advocate after her son Jeffrey passed away at the age of 61/2 from several medical challenges. She is a member of the Family Advisory Counsel at Children’s Hospital Oakland and recently traveled to Mongolia with a neurodevelopment team. She also supports families while also promoting awareness about the George Mark Children’s House, which provides pediatric respite care for children with life-limiting illnesses. Join Tarassa and moderator Christian Peacock as she shares her inspirational stories.Tuesday March 27th Apple Store, San Francisco
One Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Upstairs- This is a free event. Sitting is first come first serve.
Sheila Pyatt offering Jeffrey to his grandmother in the healing spa at George Mark Children's House.
Tarassa Humphrey is the mother of Jeffrey Keith Humphrey, Jr., who died two years ago at the age of 6 ½. Jeffrey had several medical challenges, which led to numerous surgeries. Every part of Jeffrey’s body‒from the top of his head, to the bottom of his feet‒was operated on.
Tarassa is a member of the Family Advisory Counsel at Children’s Hospital Oakland, and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with the goal of becoming a family advocate. She recently traveled to Mongolia as a parent advocate with a neurodevelopment team. In addition, Tarassa volunteers by using her experience in caring for Jeffrey as a teaching tool to help educate medical professions, families, and the community at-large about supporting families with children who are medically fragile and who have special needs. She also supports families during end-of-life care with their child, while also promoting awareness about the George Mark Children’s House, which provides pediatric respite and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting illnesses.