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Charity head under scrutiny: `Moms` founder accused of breaking promises (The Seattle Times) ... $70,000 to help 7-year-old Kellen Rice and his family during their struggles with his inoperable brain tumor.... - Sep 08 8:20 AM ET


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Posted on: 09/08/2001

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Charity head under scrutiny: 'Moms' founder accused of breaking promises

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Charity head under scrutiny: 'Moms' founder accused of breaking promises

By Janet Burkitt Seattle Times staff reporterA year ago, Laura Leach made for the kind of story the media love. A stay-at-home mother of six, she raised about $70,000 to help 7-year-old Kellen Rice and his family during their struggles with his inoperable brain tumor.

The spotlight she finds herself under today is much less kind. Families who turned to her organization, Moms on a Mission, for help with their ailing children are accusing her of backing out of promises and using the organization's funds for her own benefit.

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