Support Leisha facing cancer!
Meet Leisha, a very special friend...she is an animal lover and a mom:she is only 34 years old- and battling a serious and aggressive breast cancer.
Leisha has battled health issues for the last few years, and was on months of bedrest and nearly died while pregnant with her twin boys, William and Morgan, age 6. Over a year ago, her husband lost his job- and therefore they lost their insurance too. This is part of the reason why the cancer is so advanced- because no one would see her, to help her find out if something was really wrong. Leisha finally found some great doctors who would see her- and they helped her find a medical plan that would could help- but her battle is just beginning, and she's struggled so much already.
Leisha started chemotherapy in May 2010 (you can see the shunt which delivers the medication in the picture, on her chest, to her right)- and she has lost her hair, which you can see was quite long and beautiful. She had a bilateral mastectomy and her lymph nodes removed in September 2010. And then returned for more chemo. She finished radiation this March, but still continues to receive weekly treatments/infusions. We already helped Leisha with a wig made of her own hair- but now we need to help them keep their house, cars and pay those bills!
We would like to raise some funds for them- and ALL funds raised will go towards their family. You can help, with even a small donation- the littlest bit can really go a long way! We thank you advance for your help- and we hope that if you or your family struggle with this terrible disease, that you too stay strong and fight.
Leisha's wish is that everyone who might hear her story, never ever give up on seeking help and detecting the disease early with regular check ups, breast exams and if recommended, mammograms. Often times younger people can be dismissed by doctors or dismiss warnings themselves- believing that it is too soon to worry:it is never too soon to save your life!
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