WHAT IT'S LIKE TO SEE YOUR MOM BATTLE A RARE CANCER
Ali Landes' mother had one kidney, one lung, no spleen, no diaphragm, and tumors strangling her esophagus. And yet she still fought the odds.
THESE KIDS HAVE RAISED $1 MILLION TO HELP SAVE THEIR MOM'S LIFE
Wendy Landes, 56, was a renowned mediation lawyer, avid tennis player, active part of her Los Angeles community, mother of three, wife of 29 years, rock of her family—until one day when everything changed.
One Family's Cancer Rallying Effort Becomes a Legacy
But the day before her mother died in 2013, Ms. Landes wondered if she should continue the walks. "I wanted to make sure that I wasn't pretending that's what she wanted," said Ms. Landes. So she asked her mother, "What do you think?” The answer Ms. Landes received was simple: Keep on.
IN ANTICIPATION OF MOTHER'S DAY, A RACE INSPIRED BY A MOM'S BATTLE WITH CANCER
When Wendy Landes was diagnosed with liposarcoma in 2008, her—and her family's—life turned upside down. They searched for support, but found that there wasn't much out there—liposarcoma, a cancer of the fat cells, is both incurable and rare.
6 RARE ILLNESSES THAT HOLLYWOOD HAS PUT IN THE SPOTLIGHT — AND ONE IT HASN'T (YET)
[United Talent Agency] sponsors Wendy Walk, a sarcoma support group founded by [Wendy] Landes’ children in her honor. The organization has so far raised $2 million, which is “a drop in a bucket in a breast cancer world, but for us, it’s a lot,” says Landes’ daughter Ali. “When people fund an orphan cancer, their resources can go a long way.”