Leah (Kat) McNiece Funeral Expenses

Update: 5/13/2020

We are deeply saddened to announce the departure of Kathleen (Leah) McNiece who passed away yesterday, the evening of Lag b'Omer, Baruch Dayan HaEmet, beloved mother of Binyamin, Hadassah, Naomi, and Avigal Moryosef. Feel free to share this link and make a donation. Donations are welcome to help the family at this difficult time.

Shiva is over but the family still welcomes visitors! So please come visit!
Contact Avigal at [phone redacted] by text or call to set a good time to visit.

Address is: 9763 Caminito Doha, San Diego, CA 92131. When you visit, please bring a mask.

Thank you for all the support and love, the Moryosef family appreciates it so much!

Also, we invite you to record a video for the children, sharing a story or memory of Kat McNeice. Please send your videos, audio recordings or written messages to (858) [phone redacted] or email directly to [email redacted]
Your private recording will only be shared with the family. It will mean so much to the children for them to hear from you during this time so please do not hesitate to send a message and visit the children whom are mourning.

Late last week Leah Moryosef,  aka Kat McNiece, was officially diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The cancer has rapidly metastasized to neighboring organs and there is really no telling how much longer Leah has to live.

We are asking you to help support a woman who has dedicated her life to her family, career and community. We are all devastated by this sudden news and her and her family need your support now.

This Go Fund Me has been made in hopes that Leah (Kat) can feel relief so she may be able to use her energy to create space to heal.  Not having to be burdened by financial stresses that are inevitable during such times is crucial for Leah right now. So we pray that she will be able worry less about how her family will survive so that she will be able to focus more on beating the cancer.  

The Moryosef family are a staple in our community. Leah is the mother of 4 kind, outstanding children; they were all raised in our community since they were babies and their father has taken care of the Sephardic Synagogue for nearly decades. Inevitably this extreme circumstance will take a huge toll on Motte, the father, and he is planning on doing whatever is necessary to take off work and be there for the children and for Leah throughout her treatment and recovery.  

It is hard to believe that this is happening to Leah. We are devastated by this sudden news. The Moryosef family has been living in San Diego for 18 years now. This is the longest that Leah has lived anywhere. From the time she was born Leah has moved around a lot but she really found where she belongs in San Diego. Her and her family have embraced the community and we have embraced them. Now that Leah has suddenly been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer they need donations and donors. 

All donations are tax deductible.
100% of all funds go directly to the Moryosef family.

The purpose is for these funds to help alleviate the daunting stress of financial burdens that inevitably come hand in hand in situations like this. It is our hope that Leah and her family should have to be concerned with one thing only and that is Leah's path through treatment and recovery. 

We are asking for your support to assist with impending medical expenses, living expenses, basic necessities and unexpected expenses. 

We understand that this is a large amount of money to raise in a short time  but due to the rapid speed in which the cancer is growing we must act now. Leah’s life depends on it and the future of her children depend on it. 

Because everything is happening so fast Leah should be expected to undergo chemotherapy very soon. She is currently very busy scheduling appointments to see where else the cancer has spread amongst other doctors appointments. 

Leah is a devoted mother, a professional speech pathologist, an amazing Opera singer, an overall radiant and intelligent woman but most importantly she is a kind and gentle spirit.   

Leah wants everyone to know that since this reality has unfolded she has found a greater appreciation for every sacred moment in life.

She is committed to her family, her community and her career and she is fiercely determined to live a full life. Anyone who knows Leah can attest to her strength and will and they know that she will work as hard as humanly possible to beat the odds!

Leah has quite a road to treatment and recovery ahead of her and everyday she is facing new obstacles. She is looking forward to celebrating GREAT victories. We know that Leah can do this; your support and donations will greatly help her and her family through this very difficult process.

Help support this wonderful woman and her family.
Leah and her children are all very grateful for your generous contributions. Knowing that they have so much support from people who really care is key. Your contributions matter, your support will help Leah heal and it will help her family to regain hope during this tragic time.

  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 26 mos
  • Ania London 
    • $90 
    • 28 mos
  • Suzzanne Cromwell 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Saul Amerling 
    • $36 
    • 29 mos
  • Steve Oas 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sharon Kahn 
San Diego, CA
Kathleen McNiece 

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