Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960’s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she got an abortion, then later another. In her brokenness, she began to hate the Church. After her father’s death, the witness of her aunt brought her home to God and the Catholic Church.