Quinnipiac students raise money for cafeteria worker with cancer

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HAMDEN — The Quinnipiac University community is coming together to support a cafeteria worker who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Leyanda DaSilva, a Chartwells employee at the university’s cafeteria, was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. The mother of three was previously diagnosed with cancer in 2014, and became cancer-free in 2016.  Unfortunately, a recent check up revealed her cancer had returned and spread to her lymph nodes.

As a cherished member of the school’s community, many have come together to raise money for her cancer treatment.

Junior, Becca Denning, created a GoFundMe page when she heard of the news.  The page has a goal of raising $2,000 to aid her in the expensive medical costs she will face.