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 Dylan
 Dylan, LHL's 22nd sponsor recipient, was diagnosed with high-risk statge 4 Neuroblastoma in April 2016.  At the age of 4, Dylan began a protocol of 6 cycles of chemo, 2 stem cell transplants, radiation and 6 cycles of immunotherapy.  Despite completing these treatments, Dylan, now 6, still has a 50% chance of relapse  with limited treatments for a cure.  Transferring hospitals in hopes of undergoing trial treatments to prevent the return of his cancer, Dylan still faces years of treatments and a lifetime of follow ups. Despite these challenges, Dylan's spirits are strong and dynamic.

Dylan, LHL's 22nd sponsor recipient, was diagnosed with high-risk statge 4 Neuroblastoma in April 2016.  At the age of 4, Dylan began a protocol of 6 cycles of chemo, 2 stem cell transplants, radiation and 6 cycles of immunotherapy.  Despite completing these treatments, Dylan, now 6, still has a 50% chance of relapse  with limited treatments for a cure.  Transferring hospitals in hopes of undergoing trial treatments to prevent the return of his cancer, Dylan still faces years of treatments and a lifetime of follow ups. Despite these challenges, Dylan's spirits are strong and dynamic.


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 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 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 Avery
 In 2013, at age three, Avery was first diagnosed with Wilms tumor.  However, after an hour and a half of what would have been a five-hour surgery, doctors informed Avery’s mom that her daughter had stage 4 neuroblastoma.  Over five months, Avery endured many hospital stays, fever, sour belly, shots, allergic reactions, blood draws, blood and platelet transfusions, Broviac dressing changes, daily cleanings/flushes of her port, medications, five rounds of chemotherapy, stem-cell retrieval. and surgery which removed about 90-95 percent of her cancer.  However, she later learned that she had cancer in her skull, entire spine, shoulder blades, upper arms, full pelvis, thighs, and her bone marrow.    After this, Avery received MIBG therapy, full-body IV radiation, a stem cell rescue and three different types of chemotherapy.  Now she is considered NED, no evidence of disease; and despite all she has gone through, Avery is an amazing, loving, and giving child, who was known as the Sticker-and-Toy Girl on her hospital floor, giving out stickers to everyone and her own brand new toys to other children. 

In 2013, at age three, Avery was first diagnosed with Wilms tumor.  However, after an hour and a half of what would have been a five-hour surgery, doctors informed Avery’s mom that her daughter had stage 4 neuroblastoma.

Over five months, Avery endured many hospital stays, fever, sour belly, shots, allergic reactions, blood draws, blood and platelet transfusions, Broviac dressing changes, daily cleanings/flushes of her port, medications, five rounds of chemotherapy, stem-cell retrieval. and surgery which removed about 90-95 percent of her cancer.  However, she later learned that she had cancer in her skull, entire spine, shoulder blades, upper arms, full pelvis, thighs, and her bone marrow.  

After this, Avery received MIBG therapy, full-body IV radiation, a stem cell rescue and three different types of chemotherapy.  Now she is considered NED, no evidence of disease; and despite all she has gone through, Avery is an amazing, loving, and giving child, who was known as the Sticker-and-Toy Girl on her hospital floor, giving out stickers to everyone and her own brand new toys to other children. 


Donate to Help Maggie
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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.