The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s Birthday by making a very important grant to a 35 year old woman in California who was diagnosed with a very rare brain cancer.  She is the mother of three children, including two very young ones, ages 1 and 3.  She was working three jobs supporting her family prior to the diagnosis, but has had to step back due to the difficulty of working and undergoing chemotherapy during this time.  She has limited access to disability and has trouble making household expenses in between payments, and her significant other has had limited options in returning to work due to the increasing needs to stay home with the children.  This grant will cover health premiums and car payments during her treatment period.

Jon Sakoda