The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s birthday by making a very important grant to a 27 year old in California who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and had to undergo a stem cell transplant.  However, that treatment led to graft versus host disease, which is a medical complication where the transplanted tissue attacks the patient.  Her husband lost her job in the middle of this fight and they were forced to look for low-income housing.  After attempting to go back to work, she was immediately hospitalized and she now requires additional treatment.  This grant will help cover housing and car payments for the couple. 

Jameson Spence