The Leigh Sakoda Foundation celebrated Leigh’s birthday by making a very important grant to a 35 year old in Caifornia who was diagnosed with stage IV Colon cancer that has metastasized to her liver, abdominal, and lungs.  She additionally has uterine cancer, making her treatment incredibly complex.  She has undergone surgical options such as a hysterectomy, but has had to travel to get Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, which is an very rare form of treatment for advanced abdominal diseases.  She has a five-year old son and is a single parent whose initial job was a nurse at a local hospital.  This grant allows the family to make mortgage and car payments while taking on such a challenging disease. 

Jameson Spence