Tanya Gayle Ingraham was diagnosed with Bile Duct/Cholangiocarcinoma Cancer in July, 2015 . This cancer was rare and very aggressive. She went immediately into fight mode, doing whatever it took for the sake of her children and everyone who loved her dearly. She had 3 aggressive regiments of Chemotherapy, 1 Clinical Trial at Tampa Moffitt Center, 3 radiation treatments and 2 unsuccessful surgeries to remove the tumor. Tanya always remained hopeful and positive, her faith never wavering. She talked often of starting a foundation to raise money for research and awareness. Even though Tanya knew there was no cure for Bile Duct Cancer, she fought like a warrior until she transitioned on April 30, 2017. I have committed to fulfilling her wish and founded TanAngels4ever, Inc. in her memory.
A loving mother to her two children, awesome sister, beloved family member to many, cherished friend, great co-worker, and a champion of those in need of an advocate. Tanya lived life with great passion, exuberance and strength. Long before her own diagnosis, she actively lead a fundraiser for a friend who battled breast cancer. When she herself became ill, Tanya still supported those around her, caring for their needs before addressing her own. She created a blog on social media called “Cancerwhat!Cancerwho?" to inspire and encourage others who needed support. She amazed her medical teams with her bravery and selfless act of affection and concern for others. Even in her final days, she put others first. That was just Tanya.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Memorial Regional Hospital, Dr. Atif Hussein and his staff, Dr. Jennifer Zikria and her staff, Nurse Patricia Wilford who was exceptional during Tanya’s chemotherapy treatments. We will be forever grateful for your dedication and hard work.
Sandra Gayle Price
Twin Sister & Founder