Jeannie Sanderson Leach Cancer Fund

If you were fortunate enough to have had Mrs. Sanderson as a teacher, then you know how much she loves children.  As a teacher, Jeannie has dedicated 35 years of her life to nurturing, empowering and preparing students at the Sargent School District in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.  Throughout the years, she has unselfishly given so much of herself so that others could succeed.  Unfortunately, Jeannie is now in need of our help. 

Jeannie has overcome difficult obstacles all of her life, including the tragic deaths of both parents, divorce, and now she is battling cancer.  Jeannie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, which has spread to her liver.  Her daughters, Joni and Kendra, who are both following in their mother’s footsteps as educators, have been traveling with Jeannie to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix each month.  In February, Jeannie had two stints placed in her bile duct, which became infected, resulting in a trip to the local hospital emergency room.  This severe infection caused sepsis, and Jeannie was flown to Denver for emergency treatment.  The infected stints were replaced, but her kidneys were not functioning properly, resulting in negative effects from the anesthesia where Jeannie had trouble regaining consciousness.  Also, a blood clot was found in her liver, she was admitted into intensive care, and the family celebrated Jeannie’s 64th birthday in the hospital.

As you can imagine, medical and travel costs are quickly adding up and contributing to an already overwhelming situation.  Jeannie, Joni, and Kendra have tremendous weights on their hearts and lives right now.  If you can help out in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.  Jeannie has spent her life helping others; please help us give something back to her.

One of Mrs. Sanderson's 4th grade classes.

Mrs. Sanderson's class at the Sand Dunes National Park.

Mrs. Sanderson's famous Pecos Bill play!

Mrs. Sanderson takes a pie in the face as a reward for students meeting reading goals.  

We love you Mrs. Sanderson!
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    • $25 
    • 62 mos
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    • $100 
    • 65 mos
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    • $100 
    • 65 mos
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    • $100 
    • 65 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Travis Garoutte 
Center, CO
Jeannie Leach 
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