Leandra

Leandra has a shining personality and wins people over wherever she goes. Born with a condition that went undiagnosed until she was 25 years old, Leandra, now 33, has mild to moderate cognitive delays and easily contracts infections so she’s in and out of hospitals frequently as a result of Kabuki Syndrome. A few years ago, Leandra’s father passed away, leaving Leandra with an inheritance. Because of Leandra’s SSI benefits, her mother, Rita, knew she had to protect Leandra’s financial wellbeing and reached out to the Disability Foundation to establish a pooled trust. “We decided that her money could go to things that she wanted and normally she wouldn’t have in her life,” Rita said. “When her dad died, I was just finishing up nursing school and we lived on a limited budget for a long time so I couldn’t give her a lot of stuff.” Now, Leandra can use her funds on the things that make her happy, like trips to Disney, accessories for her American Girl Dolls, playing on a recreational baseball team, hearing her favorite bands and spending time with friends singing karaoke.

Leandra






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