About Leia's Kids

About Leia's Kids

Leia's Kids

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’s Kids honors each child and their family through a Crown-A-Kid party. This is a time to celebrate and encourage the child and family in the biggest battle of their lives.

Each child receives a $1,000.00 donation from the Leia’s Kids Foundation.

Offer emotional support and connect families together to form a community. We walk with families because we understand what it’s like to have a child with cancer.

Leia’s Kids focus on the whole family because cancer affects everyone! (Sometimes fighting cancer comes in the form of doing the dishes or babysitting your younger siblings while mom and dad are at the hospital.)

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. All donations are tax write-offs.

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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Inspirational Speaker

Leia T. Hunt

Leia T. Hunt is a 2x childhood cancer survivor, founder of the nonprofit known as Leia’s Kids, podcast host, inspirational speaker, and author of My Battle Plan Journal. Leia was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer when she was two years old. Leia’s battle with childhood cancer resulted in her undergoing 26 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. These circumstances defined Leia’s life. Leia says her cancer battle truly began as she grew up with side effects from treatment, being half-blind and navigating her youth knowing she was different.

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. Leia’s unique perspective on surviving and thriving is a story that she is willing to share with others.
Leia founded Leia’s Kids, a 501(c)3 non-profit at 18 years old, while a senior in high school. Leia grew up hosting lemonade stands, school fundraisers, and more for childhood cancer awareness! However, as she got older she knew she survived cancer for a reason and wanted to do more for God’s kingdom! She wanted to meet these families and look them in the eyes to tell them they can turn this negative situation into something positive. This led to the beginning of her calling and purpose on this earth. To help those suffering to find hope and bring glory to God through our trials on earth. Leia’s Kids gives financial donations to families but also hosts dream parties for fighters and siblings.

Currently, at the age of 22, Leia runs Leia’s Kids full time along with working towards a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education at Texas A&M Commerce University.

Meet the Board

Logan Hunt


Logan Hunt is the older brother of Leia Hunt. Logan is an Active Duty Medical Service Corps Officer in the US Army. Logan and his wife Kelly live in Aberdeen, NC spending time trail running or exploring National Parks.

Bonnie J. Hunt

Vice President

Bonnie is the mother of five kids, one of them being Leia. She resides in McKinney, TX with her husband of 27 years. Bonnie has first hand experience with childhood cancer as she fought alongside her daughter. Bonnie is a registered nurse and a realtor. Her favorite thing about Leia’s Kids is getting to speak with the parents of the children and help them navigate their situation.

Savannah Jackson

Development Coordinator

Savannah resides in Anna, Texas with her husband and her two canine friends! She works as a Marketing Representative at SignatureCare ER. Savannah is not unfamiliar to cancer, as Breast Cancer has attacked many women in her family. Her dream has always been to start her very own non-profit, but upon meeting Leia, she was called to help make a difference with Leia’s Kids.

Bryan Agnello

Board Chair

Bryan Agnello, born and raised in Norfolk, VA. Owner of a Minuteman Press franchise that has been in business going on 35 years. Proud supporter of Leias Kids since the beginning.

Victor DiSanzo


Victor resides in Verona, NJ where he was born and raised. He currently works as a Health and Physical Education for Grades 3-5. He also works part time as a CrossFit Coach and is actively working on growing his real estate business.

Victor was originally attracted to Leia’s Kids due to personal experiences with both his parents passing away from cancer. His desire to help people with cancer mixed with his passion for helping youth and young adults made Leia’s kids the perfect fit. His favorite thing about Leia’s Kids is knowing in his heart the amount of hope we bring to kids and their families.