Our Listener Richard DeLeon is trying to help one of his teachers who is currently battling breast cancer.
"Our beloved friend, teacher, coach, artist, social entrepreneur and all around phenomenal and inspiring human being, Tiffany von Emmel has been diagnosed with Adrenal Cancer, a rare aggressive cancer. It has been inspiring to witness how Tiffany is holding this, being present with herself and fully present for others. Tiffany has dedicated her life to helping others to grow, heal, and facilitate change. This has been primarily at her own expense, physically as well as financially. Now she needs help. This is where you can help: For the next five years, Tiffany’s treatment costs (outside of what insurance pays) will be over $200,000. Our goal is to raise $200,000 in 200 days. We ask you to please donate towards this amount, one time or in monthly donations, by credit card or check in the mail. Share this campaign with your friends. Please, help save Tiffany’s life. (Click "Read more" below.) Tiffany's Story In the past year, Tiffany was living a full life. She was co-founding the nonprofit, Include, teaching in the MA Organization Development program at Sonoma State, coaching nonprofit executives, facilitating a group for the Interpersonal Dynamics course and mentoring group facilitators at Stanford. Physically, for the past years, she had been experiencing fatigue, a lower tolerance to stress and chemical sensitivity, but her doctors hadn't found anything. Then, in the winter, she began experiencing severe back and leg pain. Her new doctor gave her a CT scan which revealed a massive tumor that occupied the left side of her abdomen and had been growing for many years. The tumor was the size of a butternut squash, so large that it had pushed her kidney into her pelvis. In February 2018, she had major surgery in which the 20 cm tumor, her left kidney, left adrenal, spleen and part of her pancreas were all removed. Recovery from the surgery took six weeks. Six weeks after the surgery, she was back co-teaching a three-day Facilitating Diversity Dynamics training for facilitators. Tiffany was diagnosed with stage 3 Adrenal Cancer."