A Call to Action for Leo

If you know Leo, you know he would do the same for you.

When a homeless Native family needed a place to live in Lincoln, Leo offered them an apartment within his duplex, free of charge. He helped a Native mother of seven who had been stabbed raise money to pay the medical bills she accrued because of the attack.

He hosted a fundraiser for a Native woman who was losing her eyesight in order to help her pay for a much needed medical procedure. When he found out about a Native girl who was in a terrible car accident that left her mom and brother dead, he began visiting her and her father at a Lincoln hospital, taking them to dinner several times and starting a GoFundMe campaign to help the father pay his bills.

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Leo does so much for others – many of them perfect strangers – and would do anything for any one of us. I think it’s only fair we step up for him now during his greatest hour of need.

Leo is facing the fight of his life – Stage 4 throat cancer – and urgently needs financial support so he can travel to his immunotherapy treatments in Illinois and to his Vitamin C infusions in Omaha. He needs help paying for those medical costs not covered by his insurance and for any future treatments he may be prescribed.

If you can afford to give anything, however small, I know Leo will appreciate it. He doesn’t feel right asking for himself, so I’m doing it for him. If you would like to learn more of Leo’s story, watch this video: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2018-festival/redemption-story. To learn more about his fight against cancer, see this video: https://www.facebook.com/leo.yankton/videos/2227908537224342.

If you were wondering, Susan Alleman -- who is listed as the beneficiary for this campaign -- is Leo's girlfriend and the person he has asked to handle donations to this campaign.

Leo may not have much time, so I hope you will answer this one call to action for a man who never ignores a single one.

Thank you.

Donations

  • B T 
    • $10 
    • 17 mos
  • Chad Brassil 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
  • Rachel Ostrom 
    • $5 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Wyatt Nelson 
    • $500 
    • 19 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kevin Abourezk 
Organizer
Lincoln, NE
Susan Alleman 
Beneficiary
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