The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s birthday by making a very important grant to a 26 year old in Pennsylvania who was diagnosed with stage IV Ewing Sarcoma of the lungs.  She was working as a teacher but is now unable to work due to her aggressive chemotherapy and radiation regimens.  She had to move back to her parent’ house so her mother can be a primary care giver.  Her insurance and medical expenses are more than the family can afford, and they have take on incredible credit card debt to pay home expenses.  This grant gave them the ability to make car and credit card payments, as well as COBRA coverage until her Medicaid starts. 

Jameson Spence