Bringing joy to families battling childhood cancer.

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Introducing Princess Marygold!

Princess Marygold is the first ever childhood cancer survivor princess. Her mission is to bring smiles full of hope to children fighting the biggest battle of their life, childhood cancer. Cancer affects everyone, even princess and princes. Princess Marygold is here to help make every child feel royal in their fight!

leia at a kid crowning

👋 Hi, we help families battling childhood cancer.

We support families of children ages 0-18 with financial donations, host dream parties for warriors and give a message of hope.

“Leia’s Kids has helped my son who is fighting ALL and relieved some financial expenses that cancer brings with it. They were a blessing to us and we are forever grateful for them!”

Beckett’s mom, Kaitlin Burge

Thank you to our sponsors!

Insurance covers the hospital, but what about all the other expenses?

Miscellaneous costs of cancer quickly add up and many families are left with no way to pay for them.

Most parents have other children besides their child with cancer.

Managing childcare for other children is difficult and expensive.
kids playing with toys in a daycare
small girl with cancer giving her mom a hug

Mom or dad has to quit their job and stay at the hospital.

The loss of income makes the extra bills even more difficult to handle.

Expenses go through the roof when a child has cancer.

Airline tickets, staying overnight in hospitals and hotels, costs for takeout and premade food all create unmanageable costs for families.

parents staring at a hospital bed

What Leia’s Kids Does for Kids

Crown A Kid Party

We throw a special party for the child to celebrate their courage.

Covers Surprise Costs

We help parents cover things like unexpected travel or child-care.

Community Exposure

We build community for parents and kids facing cancer.

Emotional Support

We walk with families because we understand what it’s like to have a child with cancer.



Esther Desrosiers is a sweet, sassy 5-year-old from Nebraska. She loves all things pink, princesses, and Papa John’s. Energetic and silly, she is a proud big sister to two younger brothers and often thinks she’s the boss of her five older siblings. But most of all, Esther has a heart of gold and puts her family’s needs above hers.

In April of 2022, her parents noticed Esther’s left eye had begun turning inward. Later that day, Jim and Julie’s worst fears were confirmed. The MRI revealed a mass at the base of Esther’s head, and they heard the words “diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma” (DIPG) for the first time. They were told that Esther’s tumor would kill her, and she had just approximately 9 months to live. Esther fought bravely and passed away on February 12th, 2022. Her motto while fighting was ‘I try my best’. Esther stands tall with her seven siblings and mom and dad.

Kids we’ve crowned!

leia and jeremiah holding a huge check together
leia presenting a check to a kid with cancer
a mother and her son smiling together
liea sitting with becket and a huge check
leia and ava with a check

How you can help

You Donate

Donate to Leia’s Kids through our secure PayPal portal. Donations are tax deductable!

kid smiling while sitting on a hospital bed

We Identify

We find kids who are in desperate need of financial support. Nominate a kid here.
leia with cohen and a donation

We “Crown a Kid”

During the donation ceremonies, we throw a party and give money to children and families who are fighting childhood cancer.

You Make A Difference

Your money helps these families pay for childcare, food, hospital stays for mom and dad and extra expenses for the family.

Donate To Leia's Kids Today

Your support makes all the difference for the families in our care. Consider donating today and making an incredible impact on a child’s life and family.

“[Leia is a] special talented leader meeting needs of people with challenges.”

Karl Berry
Senior Executive Director of CCRC

“Leia’s Kids is a hope-filled nonprofit that changes lives of these heroic families fighting cancer.”

Annie Fortunato

About Leia's Kids

Leia's Kids

We are non-profit charity whose mission is to provide hope and support to children and their families battling childhood cancer.

Many of us know local children and families that have been affected by childhood cancer. Doctors and nurses work hard to cure patients’ cancers, but families need more than medical help to get them through this difficult time. This is the point at which the Leia’s Kids Foundation intervenes. The foundation provides direct support to children and their families who are facing the often overwhelming childhood cancer pathway.

Leia Therese Hunt, Leia’s Kids Founder, advocates for childhood cancer awareness through her faith-filled inspirational message, not only to those battling cancer, but to community groups, religious groups, corporations and educational institutions.

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