We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Leia Hunt. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Leia below.
Alright, Leia thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Let’s kick things off with talking about how you serve the underserved, because in our view this is one of the most important things the small business community does for society – by serving those who the giant corporations ignore, small business helps create a more inclusive and just world for all of us.
Leia’s Kids works with families and children battling childhood cancer. The following questions highlight what Leia’s Kids does to help bring hope and joy to families suffering.
Leia, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
Leia’s Kids is a non-profit charity, whose mission is to provide hope and support to children and their families battling childhood cancer. Leia’s Kids does this by directly donating to families battling childhood cancer. 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.
Leia’s Kids is headquartered in North Texas but serves families nationwide.
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.
Who’s Leia: Leia is a 2x childhood cancer survivor of retinoblastoma, cancer in the retina of the eye. Leia has undergone over 5 rounds of chemotherapy, 26 surgeries, and multiple rounds of radiation. 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. 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. Leia is an active Catholic public speaker and speaks at events like youth rallies, galas, keynote events, youth camps, and other events.
My Battle Plan Journal:
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.
This journal is perfect for parents and fighters of all ages. Available on the website for only $20.00 (shipping included)
Meet 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 princesses and princes. Princess Marygold is here to help make every child feel royal in their fight!
Be The Link Podcast with Leia
The Be the Link Podcast welcomes, YOU! Founder of Leia’s Kids Foundation and 2x childhood cancer survivor, Leia Hunt invites you to join in on authentic but also funny conversations about life, loss, and most importantly hope. The Be the Link Podcast will utilize the unparalleled experiences of others to foster a culture of shared wisdom, linkage, and authenticity for the fulfillment of others’ potential.
Each guest answered the question: ‘What got you through a hard time?’
Welcome to the FAM!
Let’s talk about resilience next – do you have a story you can share with us?
Leia’s Kids is a nonprofit that donates directly to families going through childhood cancer. One of the sweet kids we helped was Ava. Glory Story: Ava, a four-year-old little girl, was battling Leukemia. Due to her family struggling to pay for her treatment they could not pay to have a new roof put on their house. Ava was unable to come home after treatment because of the leaks and mold. Children with cancer have extremely compromised immune systems making it impossible to fight off a simple cold. Leia’s Kids directly donated to Ava and her family and helped replace their roof.
We’d love to hear a story of resilience from your journey.
Leia Hunt founded Leia’s Kids as an 18-year-old while in high school. Leia was 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 22 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.
- Website: https://leiaskids.org/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leias_kids/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leiaskids/
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leia-hunt-0123a61a6/
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- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_myiCfUnyavgVRkgTA95yg
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- Other: Leia Hunt Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leia_therese/?hl=en Podcast – Be The Link with Leia https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/be-the-link-podcast-with-leia-hunt/id1527017792