The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Father’s Day by making a very important grant to a 20 year old woman in New Jersey who was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (rare cancer of the blood and bone marrow). This type of cancer requires a lengthy chemotherapy treatment, and involves multiple doses of different drugs in combination. Sadly, this family must pay for 50% of the cost under their insurance which has put the family under severe financial stress. The grant provided will help defray the costs of the drugs so that the family can pay for basic rent, transportation, and other expenses during her treatment. 

Jon Sakoda