Jamaica, 8th Oct 2023, King NewsWire – At the tender age of 12, Leon Ellis, a bright student at Hopewell High School, was faced with a devastating diagnosis – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. For the past three years, Leon has shown immense courage as he battled through countless weeks of hospital stays, grueling chemotherapy, and various cancer treatments. However, the latest medical advice has brought a new challenge to Leon and his family’s doorstep – a bone marrow transplant, a treatment not currently available in Jamaica.
Leon’s parents, his mother, a dedicated nail technician, and his father, a young entrepreneur, have stood by his side throughout this arduous journey. They refuse to let this relentless disease rob their only son of his chance at a healthy future. With their backs against the wall and facing an estimated medical bill ranging from US$750,000 to US$1,000,000, they are reaching out to the community for support, as they do not have any local or international insurance coverage.
How You Can Help:
- Make a Donation: Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference in Leon’s life. You can donate directly to Leon’s GoFundMe account https://gofund.me/09b858f9 or to his mother’s local bank account at Scotiabank, Fairview branch, account number 827135 or through PayPal www.paypal.me/michalrichmond
- Spread the Word: Share Leon’s story with your friends, family, and colleagues. The power of social media and word-of-mouth can help reach a wider audience and bring hope to Leon and his family.
- Organize Fundraising Events: Consider hosting local fundraising events, such as bake sales, car washes, or charity auctions, to contribute to Leon’s medical expenses.
- Become a Bone Marrow Donor: While Leon is in need of a bone marrow transplant, raising awareness about the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor can help others facing similar challenges.
Leon’s battle against leukemia is a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. By joining hands as a community, we can provide Leon with the life-saving treatment he needs and support his family during this trying time. Together, we can give Leon the hope and opportunity for a brighter future.
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Contact Person: Alrick Ellis
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Millie James is an American real estate investor and Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship, Emeritus at Business School.
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