Bridget Ann Schmidt, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma
in 2006. She fought courageously for over 10 years, with her family always
by her side. On December 5, 2016, Bridget lost her battle, leaving behind a
daughter and two sons. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor
and generous spirit. Her many creative talents included singing, painting,
needle point and stained glass work. She also had a fondness for crossword
puzzles and Jeopardy. She had a lengthy career as a medical technologist.
But above all else, she was a devoted, loving, and tireless mother, and she
will be dearly missed.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of  Bridget Ann Schmidt go to the the boxes to the right. 
Please note:
 your online receipt will not have the honoree’s name – however your name with the honoree will be listed in the THANK YOU DONORS page for the family to see.

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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)

Debra Ross Stahl

This fund was created out of love for Bridget Ann Schmidt to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support.  We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosarcoma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomyosarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and  personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.

We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work. We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma website for education and support at our leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii.  Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization which Bridget supported.  We are proud to have Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the minimal amount of expenses as possible, to ensure your money goes directly to funding promising research for leiomyosarcoma specifically.  You can volunteer, put on fundraisers, promote LMS awareness and ask your employer for matched funds. Please consider making a donation and helping us Work, not wish, for treatments that will work for us. We have been a 501(C) (3) since 2006 and a tax-free charity.