Alternative Methods Help Philanthropist Fight Cancer
Brandenburg, Susan D., The Florida Times Union
Byline: Susan D. Brandenburg
For the last seven years, while fighting his advanced form of kidney cancer, longtime Ponte Vedra Beach philanthropist Herb Scheidel has also maintained his fight for underprivileged youths.
As a result of the significant impact that he has made on improving the lives of disadvantaged youth in the community, the Children's Home Society recently named him the R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year.
Scheidel, who is also the chief executive officer of Learning Technologies, had stage IV kidney cancer diagnosed in 1998.
"Ninety-five percent of people don't survive two years with this type of cancer," he said recently. "I was unwilling to accept those grim statistics. With the loving support of my wife, Miyuki, and strict adherence to a variety of alternative healing modalities, I've beaten the odds so far."
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Publication information: Article title: Alternative Methods Help Philanthropist Fight Cancer. Contributors: Brandenburg, Susan D. - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: November 19, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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