Last month, Miles’ sister EmTay was in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and had the opportunity to attend an event at the LIVESTRONG headquarters. EmBen’s care team is a huge fan of the LIVESTRONG website. It has been their go-to resource for remedies to lessen the debilitating side effects of chemo, surgery, and radiation, and for investigating alternative therapies and supplements. The website presents information clearly and succinctly, based on research and scientific evidence, and helps patients and caregivers understand what is effective and what should be avoided. The website will be an integral part of the next step in designing a program to rebuild EmBen’s strength and immune system to keep her healthy.
While at SXSW, EmTay ran into her friend Ronen who mentioned he had been following EmBen’s story. According to EmTay, the only thing bigger than Ronen’s heart is his personal network. He immediately started contacting his connections at LIVESTRONG and they were as touched by EmBen’s fight as we all have been.
Within days, LIVESTRONG IT Coordinator Kammie Russel put together a care package and the staff wrote inspirational messages to Emily on a large yellow poster. It was quite a hit!