Declan Leehan

Pancake Breakfast for Declan Leehan -- 1-28-17
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NDAD expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of young Declan Leehan, who died at the family's East Grand Forks, Minn., home on Sunday, Aug. 6.

The family's journal posts on Declan's health journey are HERE.


NOTE: The benefit for Declan Leehan has been held, but donations to help him and his family continue to be accepted.

JANUARY 31, 2017

NDAD is honored to have been the sponsor for the Declan Leehan pancake breakfast fundraiser Jan. 28, 2017, at the Ground Round in Grand Forks.

Declan, 1 1/2 years old, was diagnosed during the fall of 2016 with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer. He underwent surgery to remove most of the tumor, and is undergoing a series of treatments that include chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell harvest and re-injection.

Declan is the son of Drew and Lyndsey Leehan, little brother to Teagan, 5, and McKenzie, 2 1/2; and grandson to Ken and Rachel Van Eps, all of East Grand Forks.

The Leehans already have experienced one enormous ordeal with the health of young Teagan, who as a baby needed two liver transplants. Teagan was the focus of an NDAD-sponsored fundraiser in 2012.

You can assist the Leehans in their newest huge challenge and help with medical expenses for their young boy.

Mail Donations For DECLAN LEEHAN To:

c/o Declan Leehan Fundraiser
2660 S. Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Please make checks payable to NDAD and write "Declan Leehan" on your check's memo line. Thank you.

Or, you may hit the "Donate Now" button and give using your PayPal account or your credit card. If the form gives you an option to add a note, please use it to write "Declan Leehan" before you submit it. Thank you.

Proceeds will go to help with Declan's medical and general expenses. It's part of NDAD's free Community Fundraisers Program.

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