The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s birthday by making a very important grant to a 19 year old in Illinois who was diagnosed w/ stage IV Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) that has metastasized to her lungs.  She had just graduated from high school and was planning on attending college.  She has been experiencing hip pain and most now undergo chemotherapy and will need to remove bones from her pelvic region and also do reconstructive surgery on one limb.  Her mother has used up all of her PTO and had to stop working to take care of her daughter.  Her father has gone part time to take care of her younger siblings, creating additional financial stress.  This grant allows the family to pay for transportation to and from their care facility in Minnesota. 

Jameson Spence