My Story

Please note that Caring Bridge has a link to donate. Donations to this site DO NOT go toward Leighton's treatment, but instead to the company behind the site itself. Your prayers and well wishes are all we could ever ask for, and are absolutely more than enough. However, if you would like to donate to Leighton's care, a friend has created a fundraising site that can be found here: 

Donations made through Go Fund Me go directly towards Leighton's care. 

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

On 4.22.14 I took Logan to a physical at his pediatrician's office. I noticed Leighton's stomach looked swollen and felt hard, so I made an appointment for her to see the doctor following Logan's exam. When we met with the doctor, she said Leighton's belly looked distended, and sent us directly to the ER at Children's Hospital. An x-ray was taken of her stomach, which showed a large mass in her abdomen. A CT scan was performed, which confirmed the mass  was a tumor. Bloodwork results showed that the tumor was very likely cancerous, and the biopsy that followed confirmed so.

We are constantly learning more and more about the disease, treatment, and what we will face in the months to come. I will continue to keep this updated as often as possible as we progress with treatment. Thank you for the continued outpouring support.


carrie from Mo signed Leighton Everly's Guestbook.

There are no words.  Just hugs and tears.  I just heard about Leighton's passing.  I'm so sorry you and your family had to go through all of this. Never forget all ... Read more

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Keenan Sanders added a new photo.

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Sarah - Angel's Mom signed Leighton Everly's Guestbook.

Just wanting to connect with you here.  Our adopted son is 14, TPN dependent since birth and a liver, small intestine, pancreas and kidney transplant patient.  There is ... Read more

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