Leysla's Fight with Lupus

53877128_1610572822806877_r.jpegHi there, my name is Josephine and I’m raising money to help my cousin Leysla who has been fighting Lupus since the age of 12. 

Leysla was diagnosed in 1996 and has been fighting for her life, living in and out of hospitals ever since. Leysla's battle has been long and arduous; in 2005 a procedure put her in a coma and on life support, but thankfully she survived. And in 2013 she went into complete kidney failure, needing transfer which she received from her sister Yheizzi, once again proving her tenacity and reminding the world that she is a fighter!

Although she’s been in and out of hospitals for the majority of her life, Leysla has persevered and tried to live a normal life. One thing in particular that drives her is her love of animals, which led to her starting her own grooming business.

Due to COVID-19, Leysla’s business has been struggling like many other small business owners. In addition to the hardships the pandemic has brought on, she also became extremely sick again in June 2020. She developed a blood infection that has been destroying her kidney. She has spent the past year in and out of hospitals, and her doctors are advising the kidney her older sister gave her is failing. To make matters worse, Leyla’s car was broken into at the start of the New Year and all of her grooming supplies were stolen. 

I am aiming to raise as much money possible to help my cousin pay her medical bills, housing, food, shelter, and for her to replace her grooming tools for when she feels well enough to go back to work.

100% of your generous donation will go to Leysla and her fight with Lupus. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your consideration!


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    • $40 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jo Mora-Brown 
Milpitas, CA
Leysla Valladares 
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