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We thank you for all of your support. The funds will go towards Richard receiving the integrative treatment not offered by his HMO.

Dear Friends and Family,

We are writing you today to send a fond hello, wishes of health and happiness, as well as asking for your support for Richard, a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, brother, and friend to many. In February of 2012 Richard was diagnosed with Stage 4 Gastro Esophageal Cancer with para-aortic lymph node involvement. This was a life changing diagnosis for Richard and his family. At this time Richard continues his photography and spending time with family and friends.

Richard has been an entrepreneur his whole life, creating marketing communication images for the Architecture, Engineering & Construction as an experienced Art Director, Graphic Designer and image provider. Richard tells his own story through his photography, 'My photographic journey began in 1989 after a colleague suggested I try my hand at photography. It is interesting how our lives can change in 'a blink of an eye'. I purchased a K1000 Pentax, exploring Northern California's beautiful coastline and famous wine country, learning my craft. Photography encourages seeing the world one moment at a time, one experience at a time, creating expressions and impressions that can touch the spirit of the viewer, bring them into that moment, that blink of an eye, the click of the shutter. These images, as they cross my path, are held in my memory, easily recalling the emotion of each capture, including the image outside the photo frame.' If beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, in Richard’s case he can share his “eye” through the lens of his photography.

Our family has set up a foundation to raise money to assist in paying for Richard’s alternative treatment medical expenses, The Richard Leon Foundation.

The Foundation is able to accept gifts through Paypal @ or directly by check to the Richard Leon Foundation, 2630 Maxwell Ave. Oakland, CA 94619. Gifts in the amount of $50.00 or greater will receive an 8x12 print of Richard’s photography. Larger donations will receive multiple prints or a larger size print of your choice.

We thank you for all of your support, whether it is emotional, spiritual, or financial.

From our family to yours,

The Leon Family

2630 Maxwell Ave.
Oakland, CA 94619

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