However, with children aged 13, 10 and five, Mrs Leonard vowed to be positive throughout the treatment.
She underwent two rounds of chemotherapy, which she described as a “shock to the system.”
“I’ve been in hospital for seven weeks, with only one week at home,” Mrs Leonardsaid.
“I just need to get myself well enough to go home before I came back and do it all again.
“You don’t realise how much it hurts not being at home with your family but I’m looking at the big picture and it’s looking lovely.” Now that she has finished chemotherapy, she is waiting to see if she is in remission. Her next option is a bone marrow transplant.
She is urging people to get behind the World’s Greatest Shave on Thursday, March 10. “This cause has hit our family with such force, I would like to help a little bit more,” she said.
“If you would like to donate that’s awesome, or shave your hair or colour your hair.”
To donate to Mrs Leonard’s fundraising page visit www.|secure.leukaemiafoundation.|org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=625405#&panel1-2 World’s Greatest Shave local events
Her younger children go to Rivergums Primary School. The school is holding a Crazy Hair Day next Friday, March 11.
The Whistling Kite is holding a beard shave off on Sunday March 6. There will be raffles, live music and a sporting memorabilia auction.
Visit my.leukaemiafound|ation.org.au/whistlingkite2016 or call 0431 999 075.