The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s Birthday by making a very important grant to a 19 year old woman in Arizona who was initially diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a very aggressive bone cancer.  She had to endure traditional chemotherapy, but also intensive surgery to try to limit damage to her limbs which had become quite weak from the disease.  She subsequently was diagnosed with Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, a completely different cancer of the white blood cells, making her one of the few patients to fight two cancers at the same time.  She must not only battle her own cancers, but she also provides for her entire family, including her mother and father.  This grant will help pay for medical bills and mortgage payments during her treatment. 

Jon Sakoda