Jun 16, 2011

 
 
Famed author L.A. Banks is gravely ill.  She is fighting late stage adrenal cancer.  The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author whose real name is Leslie Esdaile Banks, is in a Philadelphia hospital.
 
Banks, who has written fiction, romance, thrillers and much more, is 51 years old.
 
In an email distributed over the weekend, Wise wrote, "Please know that as Leslie needs all of her energy in this fight, she is absolutely not able to receive visitors, answer emails, texts or phone calls or receive flowers. What she is able to receive is your continued prayers."
 
Wise has established a Web page at http://www.LeslieEsdaileFund.info/about.html to provide regular information on Banks and efforts to support and encourage her.
 
An account has been established to help Banks and her family with medical expenses.

 
 
 
Donation Information:
 
If you wish to send donations (please note that donations are not tax-deductible) to help Leslie, please see the information listed below:

Leslie Esdaile Fund
Account #81538801
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Operations Center
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2404
215-931-0300

If you live in Philadelphia, PA, you may take donations directly to any Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branch. Please be sure to note the account number. You may also send them to the P.O. Box listed below*.

Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Branch Locations:

Main Branch:
901 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional Branches:

Leo Mall, 11705 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116-2515

Davisville Shopping Center, Street Road, Philadelphia, PA

Andorra Shopping Center, Ridge and Henry Avenues, Philadelphia, PA

City Avenue Shopping Center, 7604 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19151-2007

Mayfair Branch on Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Northeast Branch, 7500 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Grant and Academy Shopping Center Branch, Philadelphia, PA

You may send good wishes and cards to*:
Leslie Esdaile
c/o Tina Ryan Wise
P.O. Box 37189
Philadelphia, PA 19148-9998

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