Jeanette Lee Legacy Fund

It is with heavy hearts that we share that our friend and billiards icon, Jeanette Lee, has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer.  The cancer has metastasized throughout her body. 

Her prognosis is currently unknown and depends upon her body’s response to the first phase of treatment she is now undergoing. Left untreated, this stage and type of cancer can be swiftly terminal. But backed by her will to live, modern medical treatments may significantly prolong her life.

In typical Black Widow fashion, Jeanette has vowed to fight the progress of her disease as fiercely as possible with both chemotherapy, which has already begun, and an upcoming surgery. 

Jeanette’s largest and most pressing concern is the well-being of her three young girls Cheyenne (16), Chloe (11) and Savannah (10).  Jeanette has been a single mother for the last several years. The future care, well-being and education of her girls is the biggest cause of anxiety for her.

Jeanette’s situation has inspired a group of her closest friends and business associates to start this GoFundMe campaign on her behalf.  We are creating a trust, the Jeanette Lee Legacy Fund, to help Jeanette fight against her cancer and ensure that the girls are appropriately cared for and can afford to go to college.

Those of us who are closest to her know that the last ten years or so have not been kind to Jeanette.  The scoliosis and associated problems that have plagued Jeanette since childhood have continued to progress. Her chronic pain associated with the scoliosis may have masked the pain from the cancer in part; allowing it to progress undetected.   The increasing debilitating effects of her scoliosis and associated degeneration of her spinal function have prevented her for many years from playing at her optimal level. Now, with her new diagnosis and taxing treatments, her ability to make a living to support her and her girls is tenuous at best. 

Jeanette has now endured the misery and incredible personal expense of nineteen different surgeries battling scoliosis and spinal degeneration including an unsuccessful surgery last spring designed to help reduce her constant battle with chronic pain.

This campaign is organized by friends of Jeanette Lee.  Organizations like APA, Billiards Digest, Octagon, the Asian Hall of Fame and others are helping to spread the word about this effort.  We are hopeful that the community will stand up in support of a woman who has always given her utmost as both a champion and as an ambassador for the sport.  The Jeanette Lee Legacy Fund will ultimately become the Jeanette Lee Legacy Trust.  The Trust will be managed initially by Jeanette and ultimately by trustees designated in her will.  The funds will go to cover Jeanette's medical expenses in fighting her cancer and eventually to cover the day-to-day needs of her three children and the college expenses of those same three children.

On her behalf, we want to thank you for your generosity.

 

 
  • Rex Felts 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Tillman Eddy 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Michael Nguyen 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Paul Burtt 
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Friends of Jeanette Lee 
Organizer
Alpharetta, GA
Jeanette Lee 
Beneficiary
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