Leigh is motivated to volunteer her time and offer advice because she doesn’t want anyone with this rare cancer diagnosis to feel like they are alone. According to Leigh, this kind of cancer can be extremely draining—physically, emotionally, and financially. Even after beating the cancer, there are many lasting issues to work through like learning to walk again, dealing with nerve damage, depression, and chronic fatigue, and transitioning back into normal life. Because Leigh has survived her cancer, she wants to provide support to other survivors in the rehabilitation process.
To celebrate her one year anniversary of being cancer-free, Leigh plans to run a 5K—something she never thought she would be able to do because of her diagnosis. She hopes to raise funds by running the 5K, and will donate the proceeds to the Spinal Cord Tumor Association to help with future projects and research. To learn more about the Spinal Cord Tumor Association, or to see how you can support their cause, visit their website.
doTERRA Cares is an initiative through which doTERRA International recognizes and raises awareness for Wellness Advocates who contribute to worthy causes worldwide. doTERRA International is thrilled to share Leigh’s success and service and recognizes her as this week’s doTERRA Cares highlight!