A Family in Need Finds Hope in Mountain Home

Oct 15, 2021 | by Major Michelle Robbins

For so many families across the nation, 2020 -2021 has been a year full of hardship, frustration and need. Many families struggle to meet basic needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leslie family in Mountain Home, Arkansas is no exception. But on top of all that, Beth Leslie was diagnosed with Metaplastic Breast Cancer - a cancer so rare it’s less than 1 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed.

This has caused additional financial hardship with many trips to Little Rock for treatments, numerous doctor and specialist visits, and physical challenges including various degrees of sickness and fatigue while battling the disease. Stan Leslie, along with Beth and their 3 children Kendra, Sebestian and Patricia, have powered through these difficult days with love, encouragement, prayer support and some help from The Salvation Army.

Stan writes, "we were blessed at Christmas by being part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program and the Blessing Basket at Easter. But one of the best programs that our children have benefited from has been the Kid’s Klub after school program. Every Wednesday our children have a fun place to go. They learn a bible lesson, participate in the characters building program (called Sunbeams and Adventure Corps) learn songs, play games and enjoy a snack and a hot meal before leaving. Patricia will ask almost every day, 'Daddy is it Kid’s Klub Day?'"

Today the Leslie family is doing well. Stan continues to work providing for his family, Beth is in remission, and the children are near the end of a crazy school year. The Salvation Army thanks God for His goodness and faithfulness during the Leslie family's time of greatest need.

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