The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s birthday by making a very important grant to a 27 year old in North Carolina who was diagnosed with Pineoblastoma, a very rare and malignant brain tumor.  She has undergone several months of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy in order to treat the disease.  Unfortunately, the disease progressed and she has lost function in her lower extremities and she is unable to move around on her own.  She has also had to endure lengthy hospitalizations, and her parents are at home with her full time attending to her care.  This grant allowed the family to install a stair lift, greatly improving the quality of life for all caregivers.   

Jameson Spence