EmTay  LivestrongLast 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!

EmBen Livestrong

Idaho State High School Hurdles Champion and Scripps College All-Conference Volleyball Player, Emily “EmBen” Taylor, was pumped by the LIVESTRONG delivery that arrived  while she was recovering from surgery that removed her right lung and simultaneously undergoing high dose radiation treatments for stage IV lung cancer.

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  1. There is that beautiful face…….Do all you can to minimize side effects and getting better……This is a great resource. There are some wonderful alternative med doctors out that that are also MDs….Chelation is great. I see an MD in Las Vegas and can ask about someone in your area. I get Chelation (which is a drip that washes out all the poisons in your body and replaces them with vitamins and minerals) … They do blood and urine first to see what you are low on then tell you what vitamins you need to take on your own to keep at top fitness……We should all be doing more of this regardless of our limitations! Big hug sweetheart. xoxo

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