We support families of children ages 0-18 with financial donations and 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
Miscellaneous costs of cancer quickly add up and many families are left with no way to pay for them.
The loss of income makes the extra bills even more difficult to handle.
Airline tickets, staying overnight in hospitals and hotels, costs for takeout and premade food all create unmanageable costs for families.
We throw a special party for the child to celebrate their courage.
We help parents cover things like unexpected travel or child-care.
We build community for parents and kids facing cancer.
We walk with families because we understand what it’s like to have a child with cancer.
Donate to Leia’s Kids through our secure PayPal portal. Donations are tax deductable!
During the donation ceremonies, we throw a party and give money to children and families who are fighting childhood cancer.
Your money helps these families pay for childcare, food, hospital stays for mom and dad and extra expenses for the family.
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.”
Senior Executive Director of CCRC
“Leia’s Kids is a hope-filled nonprofit that changes lives of these heroic families fighting cancer.”
Families battling cancer frequently request gift cards. Here are some of the most in-demand categories.
– Grocery stores
– American Girl
– Toys ‘R’ Us
– Clothing (e.g. Children’s Place, Old Navy)
– Resorts (e.g. Kennywood, Kalahari)
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 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 financial assistance 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.
Barry is the father of four children and resides with his wife and kids in Frisco, Texas. Barry is HVAC Service Manager at Milestone Home Service Co. He joined Leia’s Kids to be part of a movement to change lives affected by childhood cancer.
The part of this organization he enjoys the most is the joy on families faces as we are blessing them and their child/children during this difficult time. Fun Fact: Veggie platters with ranch is his favorite snack.
Banner resides in St. Petersburg, FL where he hopes to start a family with his fiancé, Haley, and oversized golden retriever, Cliff. Banner joined Leia’s Kids because of personal experiences he has gone through with friends and family members battling cancer. Banner is a Wealth Advisor for Sagace Wealth Management. Banner’s favorite thing about Leia’s Kids is seeing those kiddos face light up when they are crowned at their party.
Diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer, when she was two years old, Leia underwent 31 surgical procedures, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and, ultimately, the insertion of a radioactive plaque in her left eye. The radiation ultimately defeated her cancer, but left her blind in the left eye.
Today, Leia has turned the devastation of her childhood cancer into a testimony of hope and faith. Leia is passionate about sharing her story and has embraced the opportunity to speak at various events, including childhood cancer fundraising events, youth rallies and events at the University of Pittsburgh.
At 21 years old, after serving two years as a missionary with Hard As Nails Ministries, Leia is working to make her dreams for Leia’s Kids come true by bringing goodness into a world of suffering.
A 9 week journal for a child to express their highs and lows while fighting their biggest battle.
This journal comes complete with motivational quotes, coloring pages, battle buddies and more.
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