Monday, March 4, 2013


Tara HowieTara Howie

Tara is the mom of Caleb Francis, a four-year-old survivor born January 27th 2009, St. John’s, NL Canada at 39 weeks old. He was born with a diagnosed left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He spent 53 days in the NICU at the Janeway Children’s Health & Rehabilitation Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Caleb was on the oscillator ventilator for 2 days and had his CDH repair at 3 days old. Caleb also had an undescended left testicle surgery at a year old and then had major bowel obstruction surgery at 1 ½ years old.  Caleb is now 4 years old and is a very happy energetic boy that loves life to its fullest. Caleb loves animals, learning new things, playing video games on the Xbox Kinect.

Tara is the Canadian Representative for CHERUBS. She is recently married to her wonderful husband, Frank. Tara is a navy wife and a stay-at-home mom to Caleb. Tara has a BA in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University and an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations. She enjoys volunteering with CHERUBS, spending time with her family and friends, camping, listening to music, playing games, designing ornaments and glasses, etc. 

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