Fundraising In Memory of Leticia, August 10, 1999 – June 13, 2016

We funded Leticia, LHL's 8th sponsored child, since 2013.  She relapsed in May 2015; and in June 2016, she lost her battle with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.  Our collective hearts are broken as we continue to fundraise for LHL's families in Leticia's honor.

We funded Leticia, LHL's 8th sponsored child, since 2013.  She relapsed in May 2015; and in June 2016, she lost her battle with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.  Our collective hearts are broken as we continue to fundraise for LHL's families in Leticia's honor.

Families We Are Currently Sponsoring

100% of your donation will go towards helping our recipients.

Donate to Help Kim
Kimberly, a 16-year-old resident of Orange County, NY, LHL's ninth sponsor recipient, diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, pediatric brain cancer, in August 2012.  She received chemotherapy at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.  She endured radiation for six weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Kimberly is cancer free! 

Kimberly, a 16-year-old resident of Orange County, NY, LHL's ninth sponsor recipient, diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, pediatric brain cancer, in August 2012.  She received chemotherapy at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.  She endured radiation for six weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Kimberly is cancer free! 

Donate to Help Shania
Shania, a 10-year-old resident of Ulster County, NY, LHL's fourteenth sponsor recipient, born with Down syndrome and diagnosed in 2014 with ALL Leukemia.  She is a definite fighter, with her twin sister by her side through this battle, she will be victorious.      

Shania, a 10-year-old resident of Ulster County, NY, LHL's fourteenth sponsor recipient, born with Down syndrome and diagnosed in 2014 with ALL Leukemia.  She is a definite fighter, with her twin sister by her side through this battle, she will be victorious.

 

 

 

Donate to Help Grace
At 6 months old, Grace was diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdiod Tumor (ATRT), an extremely rare, very difficult to treat pediatric brain tumor. In December 2015, there was no evidence of disease; but by the first week in January 2016, Grace had facial paralysis that ultimately was determined to be caused by a recurrent tumor. Grace started Proton-Beam Therapy January 13, 2016, and completed the treatment on February 24, 2016. She currently receives maintenance chemotherapy at home every day and an infusion at the oncology clinic once every 2 weeks. Grace turned 2 at the end of December 2016 and is LHL’s 18th sponsored child.

At 6 months old, Grace was diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdiod Tumor (ATRT), an extremely rare, very difficult to treat pediatric brain tumor. In December 2015, there was no evidence of disease; but by the first week in January 2016, Grace had facial paralysis that ultimately was determined to be caused by a recurrent tumor. Grace started Proton-Beam Therapy January 13, 2016, and completed the treatment on February 24, 2016. She currently receives maintenance chemotherapy at home every day and an infusion at the oncology clinic once every 2 weeks. Grace turned 2 at the end of December 2016 and is LHL’s 18th sponsored child.


Donate to Help Raid
Raid, LHL's 17th sponsored child, diagnosed with Osteosarcoma     (soft tissue bone cancer), likes to play Grand Theft Auto 5 for PlayStation, likes playing soccer and riding his bike.  Youngest of two, Raid is originally from Yemen and is now     a U.S. citizen living in Bronx, NY. His favorite food is chicken with rice.

Raid, LHL's 17th sponsored child, diagnosed with Osteosarcoma     (soft tissue bone cancer), likes to play Grand Theft Auto 5 for PlayStation, likes playing soccer and riding his bike.  Youngest of two, Raid is originally from Yemen and is now     a U.S. citizen living in Bronx, NY. His favorite food is chicken with rice.

Donate to Help Tommy
At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical, Tommy, LHL's 19th sponsored child, was given an MRI in which 2 tumors were found on his spine. Doctors concurred that the cancer started somewhere else and had spread to his spine. After an MRI of the brain, doctors found 3 large tumors. Tommy's brain tumors were inoperable and PNET, a very aggressive cancer. Tommy received high-dose chemo and a tandem stem cell transplant. During treatment he became very ill with C-diff and in a coma for a week. But he bounced back and continues to undergo treatment.

At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical, Tommy, LHL's 19th sponsored child, was given an MRI in which 2 tumors were found on his spine. Doctors concurred that the cancer started somewhere else and had spread to his spine. After an MRI of the brain, doctors found 3 large tumors. Tommy's brain tumors were inoperable and PNET, a very aggressive cancer. Tommy received high-dose chemo and a tandem stem cell transplant. During treatment he became very ill with C-diff and in a coma for a week. But he bounced back and continues to undergo treatment.

Donate to Help Torilyn
Cherished daughter, sister, and friend, Torilyn was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) at 22, just before her marriage to her fiancé, Michael.  It was an alarming, shocking blow to her whole family.  Although she had to plan her life more around her medical treatments than a honeymoon, Torilyn had such an amazingly positive outlook on life as well as her diagnosis and recovery. Throughout her treatment, she remains vibrant and beautiful with a carefree easy-going spirit.  She is a tenacious fighter who never, ever gives up. These traits will serve her well as she begins this troublesome and unsettling journey.

Cherished daughter, sister, and friend, Torilyn was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) at 22, just before her marriage to her fiancé, Michael.  It was an alarming, shocking blow to her whole family.  Although she had to plan her life more around her medical treatments than a honeymoon, Torilyn had such an amazingly positive outlook on life as well as her diagnosis and recovery. Throughout her treatment, she remains vibrant and beautiful with a carefree easy-going spirit.  She is a tenacious fighter who never, ever gives up. These traits will serve her well as she begins this troublesome and unsettling journey.


Donate to Help Judy
City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy received her diagnosis on May 18, 2016: ovarian cancer. At first Kennedy chose natural remedies, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and Reiki as her cancer treatment. But because of some digestive complications, Kennedy needed to add chemotherapy to her treatment routine.   Once a week Kennedy receives chemo at the Hudson Valley Cancer Center in Fishkill where she has learned that healing is done best with all the support around her.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy received her diagnosis on May 18, 2016: ovarian cancer. At first Kennedy chose natural remedies, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and Reiki as her cancer treatment. But because of some digestive complications, Kennedy needed to add chemotherapy to her treatment routine.  

Once a week Kennedy receives chemo at the Hudson Valley Cancer Center in Fishkill where she has learned that healing is done best with all the support around her.

Donate to Help Amelia
Amelia, a 4-year-old resident of Dutchess County, NY, LHL's fifteenth & newest sponsor recipient, diagnosed with standard risk, pre-B ALL Leukemia, currently undergoing chemotherapy.  She is extremely brave with the love and support of her family especially during her treatments.

Amelia, a 4-year-old resident of Dutchess County, NY, LHL's fifteenth & newest sponsor recipient, diagnosed with standard risk, pre-B ALL Leukemia, currently undergoing chemotherapy.  She is extremely brave with the love and support of her family especially during her treatments.

Donate to Help John
On February 3, 2016, while waiting to be examined in the emergency room, John became disoriented and for a couple of minutes lost his eye sight.  A brain CT-scan showed a massive brain tumor blocking the flow of his ventricles.  Emergency brain surgery was performed.  John was hospitalized from February 3 to June 18, 2016.  During that time, he underwent five brain surgeries, became paralyzed on the right side of his body, developed aphasia and apraxia (speech impairments), and loss much of his eyesight.  His diagnosis: Intraventricular Central Neurocytoma Brain Tumor. John has suffered multiple brain seizures, but has been in physical, speech, and occupational therapy and continues his therapies with additional vision therapy, along with home therapies. And recent MRI findings show no sign of his brain tumor. 

On February 3, 2016, while waiting to be examined in the emergency room, John became disoriented and for a couple of minutes lost his eye sight.  A brain CT-scan showed a massive brain tumor blocking the flow of his ventricles.  Emergency brain surgery was performed.  John was hospitalized from February 3 to June 18, 2016.  During that time, he underwent five brain surgeries, became paralyzed on the right side of his body, developed aphasia and apraxia (speech impairments), and loss much of his eyesight.  His diagnosis: Intraventricular Central Neurocytoma Brain Tumor.

John has suffered multiple brain seizures, but has been in physical, speech, and occupational therapy and continues his therapies with additional vision therapy, along with home therapies. And recent MRI findings show no sign of his brain tumor.