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At the age of 30, Diem recently discovered that for a second time, she is battling Ovarian Cancer, something she thought she would never have to do again. The disease has returned in her one remaining ovary. Diem isn't scared of the fight, though, saying, "I know I will be fine, I beat Cancer once and I'm going to do it again! I know God has a reason for every speed bump in life and I'm ready."
When she was 23 years old, Diem battled Ovarian Cancer on National television competing on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenges. While training, Diem kept feeling this growing pain in her lower stomach area and ignored it. Every time she would eat the pain would get worse and she noticed some distension, but again she ignored it. Finally after playing a beach game of football with her friends, a sudden hit made her collapse to the ground and feel the most intense pain she could ever imagine. They found the two-liter sized tumor; she had Ovarian Cancer.
During chemotherapy treatment, Diem became deeply depressed, however, in her lowest moment of depression, she found an inspirational spark and created an innovative, successful company that strives to change the way we look at dealing with any medical misfortune. MedGift.com is the first and only Patient Gift Registry which works just like a wedding registry but instead of giving a blender to a bride, MedGift focuses on patients of all kinds -- from Cancer patients to car accident victims. Diem states, "We celebrate the birth of a life with a baby registry, the joining of two lives with a wedding registry why not celebrate the fight for a life with a patient gift registry!"
MedGift's goal is to change the way people deal with the financial and emotional stress of any medical misfortune. A patient can list out their needs and wants while they are in treatment/recovery on their Patient Gift Registry allowing their loved ones an opportunity to help contribute towards the items the patient listed: from medical bills, wigs, groceries to non-monetary items like pet sitting or rides to and from treatment. Diem's story is inspiring and her energy contagious to get up and help those around you!
Diem is a role model for strength, perseverance and good will. Having a life full of struggle and heartache has not dulled this shinning, charismatic and enlightened young lady. Diem was one of AOL's 2012 "Top 50 Future Makers," with other "Makers" being women like Oprah and Katie Couric, and the "Future Makers" representing the next group of women ready to make changes. She was the sole representative in the "Health" field. She was also featured in Oprah and Dove's "Real Beauty" campaign with Laila Ali.
“Everything went very well! Our survivors were very inspired by Diem. The special meet & greet session proved to be a huge emotional success for our survivors; nothing but positive feedback. We really enjoyed having her and hope she enjoyed herself as well.”
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- Seeing the Silver Lining Through Adversity
- Making Dreams Reality, on a Shoe String
- Diem Challenges You: Empowering Your Community and Yourself