Harrison Leff Foundation

David W. Leff and Tonya Leff have been married for 33 years. In those years, they have built a loving home with two amazing children, Meagan and Harrison. Meagan, now 26, is married with two children; a 2 year old and a newborn baby who is named after David, David Michael. Harrison is a 20 year old who lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that causes loss of muscle function. This muscular dystrophy is progressive and keeps him confined to a wheelchair and a ventilating machine via tracheostomy to assist in breathing. He has been in and out of the hospital with his condition, and had multiple near death experiences. Despite his condition, his parents have done everything in their power to ensure that he leads the most normal life possible. He graduated from Mobile Christian School where he was manager of the basketball team and now attends the University of South Alabama. He aspires to be a pharmacist one day and if anyone could do it, Harrison could. Harrison's motto has always been Harrison Factor: Never Quit! Harrison almost never has a bad day or a bad attitude despite knowing that most patients with Duchenne's do not even live past 18.

In living the "Never Quit" motto, David Wayne Leff fought his lung cancer diagnosis for 2 years but unfortunately, recently, lost his battle against this metastatic cancer. David was one of the gentlest, warmest and funniest persons to know. Not only did he always have a smile and a funny saying to tell you, he always had a great big bear hug for anyone he met. Tonya has now lost her soul mate since she was 17 years old and finds herself in the predicament of being the sole provider for the family. She works a full time job in a dental office, while taking care of Harrison who is fully dependent on her. Taking care of Harrison in addition to paying for all of his medical needs is a full time job in itself. Tonya has been an amazingly strong person despite watching her husband slowly die of cancer and Harrison constantly being in fragile care. With only one parent to support the family financially, physically, and emotionally, they need all the help they can get. The Leff family is one of the most inspiring, strongest, positive and proudest families you would ever meet. They would go out of their way to do anything for anyone but would never ask for money themselves. Thus, any assistance with their financial burdens would be greatly appreciated and extremely well deserved (also tax deductible). They have a foundation and all proceeds go towards Harrison's care.

Donations

  • Kendra Barnett 
    • $40 
    • 64 mos
  • Harold & Carol Stoudenmier 
    • $100 
    • 74 mos
  • Kelsey dunning 
    • $10 
    • 75 mos
  • Annice & Roger Propst 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 75 mos
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Organizer

Sam White 
Organizer
Mobile, AL
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