Here at Layla’s Legacy we are committed to funding innovative research and supporting families impacted by the disease. We’ve partnered with Carson Leslie Foundation because of their extensive track record for research and their partnership with the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). We have a particular connection to one of the studies currently being funded by CPRIT and Carson Leslie Foundation. Under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Maher at UT Southwestern, a team is researching the metabolism of cancer cells – specifically pediatric brain cancer. Layla’s tumor that was removed on October 19, 2016 is part of this study!!
In addition to research, we understand the financial hardships that families face as their child is undergoing treatment. Many families travel long distances so their children can be treated at the best facilities or face skyrocketing out-of-pocket expenses for procedures and medications. By providing financial assistance, Layla’s Legacy is able to pay forward the generosity that the Stamps received while Layla was in treatment. Our foundation works closely with the social workers at hospitals to understand specific needs families have.
To leverage the most out of our funds, Layla’s Legacy board of directors receive no compensation for their time and we do not maintain a separate office space. Overhead is low so our impact is HIGH!