The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s birthday by making a very important grant to a 27 year old in Vermont who was diagnosed with Ependymoma, a very rare type of Brain Cancer.  This tumor is very difficult to treat, and as such she goes through the repetitive cycle of treatment, remission, followed by new tumor growth, and sadly this cycle has been going on for many years.  This past year was a difficult one since she is not able to find a chemotherapy treatment that will stop her tumor’s growth.  Her husband has had to go part time to take care of the family, and given the years of hardship they are struggling financially.  This grant will allow them to pay for credit card bills and other living expenses. 

Jameson Spence