The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s Birthday by making a very important grant to a 38 year old woman in Washington who was diagnosed with colon cancer, which is a very rare disease in women of her age.  She has been hospitalized several times for septic shock and renal failure which has required invasive surgical procedures to stabilize her condition.  She is an elementary school teacher and mother of two children who is currently trying to teach while undergoing chemotherapy.  She must not only provide for her own medical bills, but she must also to pay for her son’s medical treatments which also require medical transport and hospitalization.  This grant will provide financial relief for her family, including both of her children, for several months while they work through the family’s treatments. 

Jon Sakoda