Leah Wiebe, left, and her sister Ruth Magee. Bonnie Ratchford photo

Young mother’s last-chance treatment to beat leukemia fails

Heartbroken family thanks community for support, asks for privacy

Leah Wiebe’s second round of CAR-T treatment in Seattle, Washington to cure her aggressive leukemia has ended unsuccessfully, her family says.

In a Sept. 27, 2017 Facebook update, her brother-in-law Mark Magee writes:

Our hearts are broken. Leah’s treatment did not work. She is in hospice care. Please respect Ryan and Leah’s privacy during this time. Do not tag them, private message them or post on their Facebook walls. If you would like to say something to them please message me.

To all who have walked with us during “Leah’s fight”, with broken hearts we announce that Leah’s time in Seattle was unsuccessful. We have all returned to Canada for Leah to receive hospice care in Vancouver. We are grateful for your continued prayer and support. Thank you for walking this road with us and showing Leah how BIG your love really is!

Ryan and Leah’s kids, Oliver and Lincoln, will be flying home to Terrace today with Grampa Tim and Auntie Ruth. Ryan, Moe and I will be staying in Vancouver with Leah.

with much gratefulness,

Ryan, Leah and the Wiebe and Rosenau families

Magee asked that anyone with questions send him a message on Facebook or email him at mmagee28@gmail.com.

“Thank-you to you and the City that have championed this cause and fought together. Terrace is the best community in the whole world,” he said.