Alisa is on the road to victory and it is not an easy one. Her community has rallied to support her in her fight, and we are starting a fund on behalf of our dear friend. Thank you for sharing in Alisa’s story and for responding as you are able. Your thoughts, prayers and contributions are going to make her victorious!
More about Alisa’s story. . .
In late January, Alisa was diagnosed with stage IV cancer that originated on the ureter and has metastasized to the kidney and liver. The cancer is inoperable and five months of traditional chemotherapy was recommended as the course of treatment.
Prior to her diagnosis, Tom and Alisa had lunch with a friend who had stage IV throat cancer and had been told there was nothing more to be done for him. Unwilling to accept this bleak prognosis, this friend painstakingly researched other alternate treatment options and found the EuroMed Foundation in Phoenix AZ, where he went for treatment. He is now cancer free.
After a lot of prayer and careful consideration, Alisa and Tom felt strongly that EuroMed was the right place for her treatment as well. Alisa is currently in Phoenix receiving treatments, which may take six months or more.
Alisa’s treatment cost is $6,000 per week, none of which is covered under their insurance plan. These costs - along with the ancillary costs of being away from home during this time - have drastically changed the family’s financial situation, causing them to utilize all of their reserves and liquidate assets to get Alisa the treatment she needs in order to win this fight.
Be a part of Alisa’s Victory!
Perhaps Alisa or the Leonard family has touched your life. If you’d like to help, we ask for the following:
· Pray! Please keep Alisa, her family, and her medical treatment team in your prayers.
· Keep in touch! It’s difficult for the family to be separated while Alisa’s in treatment, so please let them know they are in your thoughts by leaving a comment or adding a photo on this page.
· Give! Our goal to help this family is $100,000. At $6,000 per week, this will help pay for about four months of treatment.
Your help and generosity is greatly appreciated and so important! We look forward to the day Alisa has declared victory over cancer and is back home singing her heart out. Thank you for being a part of that song!
Tom's son Justin and his wife Kelly join the rest of the Leonard kids here in this family photo. Julia (9) and Shelby (7) love their "Gramma 'Lisa"!
Rachel, a junior in high school, chose to do online classes in order to be there supporting her mother in Phoenix.
Alisa receives an anonymous gift that brings a huge smile to her beautiful face! This gift came on February 19th, Tom and Alisa’s 22 wedding anniversary. Tom says it’s not from him. We are not so sure. He is after all a big teddy bear!
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