Fighting for Leon Portis

We are raising the money to help cover legal fees for our uncle.  He is my dad's brother and best friend.  He will be 76 on October 12th.  He is a loving family man always caring for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.   He always provided support for family and friends.

My cousin had an amazing spirit.  Even with his mental illness, every now and then you would get a glimpse of who he was before the illness took over.

My uncle did his best to navigate a complicated health system to provide for him.   Even putting himself at risk to provide for his son.

In the end my cousin lived with my uncle and an unfortunate event took my cousins life.  Leon Portis is a good man and the memory surrounding his son's death will be prison enough.    

We want to provide legal support to my uncle and ensure he is able to spend his remaining years with his best friend, my father.

Mental illness is real and affects not only those diagnosed but their loved ones as well.


  • Eugene Hammonds 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Daisy Alford-Smith 
    • $250 
    • 36 mos
  • Wendy White 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Towanda Thomas 
    • $87 
    • 36 mos
  • Cry Portis 
    • $75 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: Portis Family (8)

Opal Portis 
Raised $1,462 from 5 donations
Akron, OH
Betty Portis 
Team member
Raised $250 from 1 donation
Bay Stargell 
Team member
Danielle Barnes 
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Felicia Freeman 
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