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Koby Aki helps support Strong As Steele

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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 am

When Koby Aki heard about the nonprofit organization Strong As Steele, he felt a tug at his heart and knew he wanted to help this cause.

Strong As Steele was started by Taylor Steele, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the young age of 12. Although Taylor passed away on Aug. 8, her efforts to support the local patients and families, ovarian cancer research, the Make A Wish Foundation and the local Sunshine Kids program continues to thrive.

After reading about Taylor and Strong As Steele in the Lodi News-Sentinel, Koby got involved by selling merchandise like shirts, cups, water cups, bracelets and stickers. Taylor's personal design is on all of the merchandise.

Overcoming his fear of public speaking, he presents the opportunity to support this cause to large goups. With an initial goal of raising $500 in three months, Koby has well exceeded that amount by raising $1,108.00 to date.

When asked about his service, Koby said, "It is better than sitting down and doing nothing, and it feels good to know that I am helping people. I never met Taylor, but she changed a lot of people with her spirit and courage. This foundation was started by her. She had a dream and believed if you dream big enough, great things will happen!"

To donate or learn more about Strong As Steele, visit www.strong-as-steele.org.

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