Taylor Lieber’s world was filled with collecting giraffes, composing songs, playing volleyball and other sports, and conducting science experiments.
But, at 15, her world was turned upside down. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer that presented in her sphenoid sinus, which is incredibly rare. Fifteen rounds of chemotherapy and 31 proton radiation treatments later, Taylor is cancer-free.
On Sunday, Taylor, 16, will represent Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and lead the Vikings onto the field before they face the Carolina Panthers. Children’s is the proud sponsor of the Mini Vikings Kids Club, and at each home game a Children’s patient like Taylor gets to lead the team.
Taylor is raising money in order to donate supplies for other teen patients, especially those with extended stays, on the seventh floor (cancer and blood disorders floor) at Children’s.
“She has friends at Children’s – Minneapolis who are still fighting and friends who have lost their battle with pediatric cancers,” said her mom, Lauren Lieber.
Taylor is a junior at Edina High School. She wants to work in pediatric oncology.
We welcome Taylor and her family to this week’s “Lead the Team” event.