Misty Layne Morgan was an extraordinary thirty-two year old woman who graced everyone with kindness, a twinkling smile and a genuine concern for all. Misty found strength in knowledge, earning a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas, as well as a M.A. in Clinical Counseling, from the University of Phoenix. With this knowledge, Misty was prepared to embark upon a career, in helping others.
Tragically in 2005, Misty was diagnosed with Sarcoma, a form of cancer which attacks the muscles and tissue, of its victim. During a powerful three and a half year battle, Misty demonstrated her dignity, strength and resolve, in order to conquer this deadly disease. Enduring four difficult surgeries and countless months of conventional and experimental treatments, Misty never accepted her situation, as terminal; but took on the attitude of a maverick, seeking a cure for leiomyosarcoma.
Misty’s strength came from within and her determination and sweet demeanor were inspirational, to all she came in contact. Her spirit still lives, among those in her immediate family, her extended family and her special family at Frasier’s.
In her absence, I know she would want to thank all participants for their time, donations and support; and for continuing her battle, in a hope to eliminate this deadly disease, leiomyosarcoma.
Read about the Golf Tournament in Honor of Misty.
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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)
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 Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the world 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.This fund was created out of love, 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 leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, 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.
Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization. We are proud to have 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 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.