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Non-profit helps cancer patients make life easier

Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 17:52:58-04

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- The national non-profit, Cleaning For A Reason, is all about helping women battling cancer.

They partner with local organizations that can lend a helping hand to mothers like Leslie Glasco, who's battling brain cancer. 

"There's just toys everywhere all the time and food and who knows what and the things I find in their rooms, it's just ridiculous," Glasco said.

Glasco is a busy mother to say the least. Not just because she is working full-time, but she's also recovering from her second brain surgery. 

It was 2011 when doctors first found a brain tumor. Glasco traveled to and from San Francisco while she underwent clinical trials. After finding out her tumor went from a Grade 2 to a Grade 3, she returned home to Lee's Summit for her second surgery. Glasco said 2018 has been the hardest year yet. 

"I'd spent three months truly recovering just from the surgery alone, let alone the chemo and radiation," said Glasco. 

One of the hardest things she admits to doing was asking for help.

After getting in contact with Cleaning For A Reason, Glasco has been receiving help from Two Maids & A Mop. The company is offering free cleaning services to Glasco and women just like her. 

"You can see the joy in her face that we really made her day, her week, whatever. It was great to help her," said Kathy Nelson, Office Manager, Two Maids & A Mop. 

For the next year, Glasco will go through chemotherapy five times each month. She said there's no stopping life, but has a message to others walking a similar path. 

"People actually want to help you which is just amazing," said Glasco.