Celeste Bunny Leach
Bunny Leach-Jaeckle was born in Michigan and lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Summit NJ. Bunny is a patient advocate for ASCO, (American Society Clinical Oncology) www.asco.org, as well as a committee member, and patient advocate for TAPUR, (Targeted Agent Profiling Utilization Registry) Molecular Tumor Board www.tapur.org
Bunny oversees the NICKI LEACH FOUNDATION, www.nickileach.org a non-profit organization that helps fund grants for glioblastoma research in young adults. The NLF also provides modest financial assistance to young adults with cancer.
Her passion is writing, she loves writing non-fiction. Bunny Leach is author of two non-fiction books, TURTLE SHELLS: Heading Through Cancer 2012, and TURTLE HATCHINGS: BREATHING NEW LIFE 2016
Press and Media Mentions
- The Doctors ABC
- DEBBIE MACOMBER - I first met Bunny through an e-mail she sent me after reading my book, The Shop on Blossom Street. One of the characters, Lydia Hoffman, survived brain cancer as a teenager, and as the story begins, Lydia opens a yarn store in Seattle as an affirmation of life. Fittingly enough, Bunny found my book at a yarn store, one in North Carolina. Because of her daughter, Nicki, she immediately identified with the story and particularly with this character. But Lydia survived two bouts of cancer. Unfortunately, Nicki didn’t. Eventually Bunny joined me at a book signing in Florida, and we connected not only as author and reader but as friends. The difference between my story and Bunny’s is that hers is a story she’s lived. In Turtle Shells, Bunny has shared the beauty of her beloved Nicki’s life and the grief caused by her death. Through Nicki’s illness, her diagnoses and treatments and then death, Bunny experienced one of the many truths about cancer - that it devastates...