Taylor was introduced to the game last June by child-life specialists working at Children's Hospital of Orange County in California, who demonstrated the game to the young patients on a laptop. It took him a little while to warm up to idea of playing a game that would force him to confront his condition. "For the first few months I didn't want to hear about it," Taylor told InformationWeek. "I was still in kind of shock."
Ultimately, his curiosity got the best of him. "After about my second round of chemo, I became more interested. I was feeling so gross, I wanted to know why this was happening," he says. "I really wanted to learn about my cancer, but I didn't want to do it by reading a text book."
Re-Mission became one of Taylor's most important resources for figuring out how cancer was affecting his body. "I learned that cancer cells reproduce so quickly," he says. "I thought maybe it would be two or three rounds of chemo, but it turns out it's a much longer fight. Fighting cancer is a lot harder than you think."
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