Leah Deans

Position: Patient Partner

Leah Deans is the mother to a pediatric cancer survivor. Her daughter was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of her upper right humerus at the age of 10 years. She underwent intensive rounds of chemotherapy, a full right arm disarticulation amputation, a coma, etc.

Her daughter has survived all of this and much, much more. Currently, her daughter is of 19 years of age, with no recurrence, but the struggles with mental health have been enormous.

Leah Deans and her daughter are excited to be a part of the 2023 patient-driven projects and she feels that research is highly needed in this area.