Liesa Miles grew up in Honduras where she and her family served as missionaries for many years. At the age of 17, Liesa moved to the United States on her own where she finished her last year of high school and went on to attend college in Texas.
While in college, Liesa met her husband, Doug, and they have been married for over 20 years. They have two boys, John (16) and Steven (18).
Liesa teaches Spanish I and Spanish II at The Master's Academy (TMA) in Oviedo, FL. In 2011, she was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. She began chemotherapy and radiation treatments shortly after her double mastectomy surgery. While in treatment, Liesa continued to teach and serve the students, parents and teachers at TMA. After 32 weeks of treatment she received the "all clear" by her doctors, however, six weeks later the cancer returned as stage 4 cancer which metastasized to the spine. She receives continual chemotherapy to treat these spots.
Even after she receiving this news, Liesa continues to maintain the highest level of faith and considers her diagnoses as an opportunity to serve another group of individuals--those who are fighting cancer. She has attended several international mission trips with TMA students and staff since being diagnosed with cancer and will not let her diagnoses keep her from doing what she loves most--serving others!
For every Pink Heals t-shirt sold, Liesa's family will receive $10 which will help alleviate the financial burden associated with the fight against cancer. Let's partner with the Miles family and serve them as Liesa has served so many others!