Childhood Cancer

John Lehman

John Lehman is a 13-year-old leukemia patient who is receiving treatment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, which is a 5 to 6 hour drive from his home in Klamath Falls, OR. Due to the great distance, the family could not afford to go home in between treatment cycles. ALSF provided lodging assistance in between breaks, as well as meal vouchers and gas cards.

"Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has been so good to us and I just wanted you to know we really appreciate it. Without your help we couldn't give any of this to John. John told me tonight for the first time his plan is to get well and go swimming here this summer. I don't think that will happen this summer but I was so excited to hear the words come from him that now he really has something to look forward to. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts."

Debbie Lehman, John’s Mother
April 2009