Gift card drive being held for Fisher family

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By Maggie Baker Hall

The Leon family is being encouraged to help advanced placement psychology teacher Betsy Fisher and her son, Marshal, who is suffering from osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that starts in the bones.

Fisher, who is currently on a leave of absence, has raised Marshal since officially adopting him in 2013.

Marshal was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in May of 2014. That July, Marshal had an above the knee amputation on his right leg to remove the tumor.

In the past three years, Marshal has had to endure chemotherapy at Shand’s Hospital. but his cancer has become worse. He will have his left leg amputated as well to give him as much time as possible.

“I remember when Ms. Fisher met Marshal,” English teacher Stacey Fabrega said. “She knew they needed to be a family so she went through with the adoption.

“I’ve seen him go through this and anyway the Leon family can help would be appreciated.”

There is a gift card drive being held for the Fisher family to help them with the everyday expenses they have to face while Marshal endures his treatment.

Donations can be given to Fabrega.

The following types of cards are encouraged:

– gas cards to help them with their travels to hospitals

-Publix, Target/Walmart for holiday gifts and everyday items

-Walgreens for additional drug store needs

-Visa or Amex

-App store/Amazon/iTunes for Marshal

-Food cards such as Moe’s, McDonalds, Chick Fil A, and Starbucks

-Hobby Town (Thomasville Road) and Michael’s for Marshal’s art activities

-Fun Station

-Movie passes/Imax/museum passes

-FSU basketball tickets (handicapped seating)