Peggy Troy is the BizTimes Best in Business 2018 CEO of the Year.
Jill Kocian will never forget the shock of panic that ripped through her as she saw her 10-year-old son, Nate, disappear under the water’s surface.
As you slip the virtual reality headset on, you are suddenly transported. At first it’s exhilarating, even overwhelming, and you’re not sure how to maneuver through this foreign, virtual world. But it doesn’t take long for the weight of the controllers in your hands or the pressure on your temples from the headset to melt away.
In October 2016, then 11-year-old Joseph Shapiro was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. He went through the standard chemotherapy treatment protocol at a distinguished hospital in Chicago and after 5 months of inpatient chemotherapy, his treatment was complete. One year later, the cancer was back.