LeiasKids.org

Who we are

About us

We are non-profit charity, founded in 2017, whose mission is to provide hope and support to children and their families battling childhood cancer.

Many of us know local children and families have that been affected by childhood cancer. Doctors and nurses work hard to cure patient’s 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 financial assistance to children and their families who are facing the sometimes overwhelming childhood cancer pathway. Additionally, Leia Therese Hunt, the Leia’s Kids Founder, robustly advocates for childhood cancer awareness through personally delivering 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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Leia T. Hunt

Inspirational Speaker
Budding-Philanthropist

Leia Therese Hunt, intimately understands the impact that childhood cancer has on the child as well as their family. Leia was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer, when she was two years old.

740-381-0214

Current Events & Inspirational Speaking Engagement

Please E-mail if you would like to schedule Leia to speak to your group or at your event.

Friends of Leia

CONTACT INFO

Mail: P.O.Box 2211, Wintersville, Ohio 43953

740-381-0214

leiaskids@gmail.com

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To arrange for donations, suggest a “Crown a Kid”, or to have Leia speak at your event, please use this form.

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CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS

Effecting children

Cancer is the #1 disease killer in children under the age of 15.

Epidemiology

15,780 children will be diagnosed in the US this year

Understanding cancer

Childhood cancer is not one disease but is made up of a dozen types and countless subtypes.

Onset

The average age of diagnosis of childhood cancer is 6 years old.

Survival rate

Survival rates for all types of childhood cancer is over 80%.

Leukemia

The most common type of cancer in children is Leukemia.

Treatment

Treatment for Leukemia is 2 ½ years for girls and 3 ½ years for boys.

Epidemiology

Despite improvements in cure rates the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in 20 years.

The ongoing battle

60% of all childhood cancer survivors will suffer from late effects such as: diabetes, learning difficulties, infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.