The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Father’s Day by making a very important grant to a 26 year old woman who has been fighting metastatic synovial sarcoma for the past 2.5 years, a cancer that originates in the soft tissue surrounding her joints. Her disease is recurrent and it is clear that she will require treatment for the remainder of her life without breaks. She is a single mother of a five year-old daughter and has recently separated from her fiancé. She lives far from the hospital in Boston and due to the financial burden of co-pays for treatment has not been able to pay for auto repairs and other living expenses. 

Jon Sakoda