Meet Emed Sidaros of Mia La Maven Med Spa in Santa Monica

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JANUARY 30, 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emed Sidaros.

Emed, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My ex-wife, Danielle Sidaros, and I started Mia La Maven in honor of our daughter, Mia Sidaros. Mia was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer at the age of 13. She fought very hard but four years later, on 5/2/15, she passed away at the age of 17. Mia was very into fashion and beauty. We wanted to keep her name and spirit alive and we really wanted to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. This is how Mia La Maven Med Spa was born. The spa donates a percentage of all proceeds to the research for pediatric sarcoma at uUCLA Not only do we want to be involved if trying to save children but also their families who this experience is devastating for.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road to opening Mia La Maven was work but actually came together smoothly. I believe, Mia, our angel above has had a hand in moving things along and making it happen!

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Meet Mia Sidaros, the 15-Year-Old Fashion Blogger and Cancer Survivor Who Stole Our Hearts

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BY JENNIFER GACH
OCT 14, 2013
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We get a lot of visitors to the 24th floor of the Hearst Tower—designers, photographers, the occasional supermodel—but I can’t recall more excitement surrounding a visit than when Mia Sidaros stopped by this month.

Mia is a 15-year-old style maven from Los Angeles. By day, she’s a student, but she’s also a newly minted fashion blogger, who has just returned from the spring shows in Paris. The fact that Mia’s also a two-time cancer survivor is actually the last thing you would notice about her. She’s confident, bright, and energetic—and she talks a mile-a-minute about her plans for her career in fashion. She doesn’t miss a beat in reviewing the collections or recounting spring trends. She can’t name her favorite label (it changes daily), although Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Saint Laurent top her list. This girl is serious about fashion.

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Cancer victim honored through Mia La Maven Med Spa

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Late in her battle with a rare form of cancer, Mia Sidaros flew to New York for a photo shoot with Vogue magazine. The publication had connected with the fashion-forward teenager through her blog, and they wanted to meet her for a feature about women dealing with hair loss.

“Beauty to me was about fitting in,” she was quoted as saying in Vogue. “Now I want to stand out.”

Sidaros, who passed away about a week later at the age of 17, didn’t get much of a chance to stand out on her own following that East Coast trip. It’s partly why her parents are launching a business in Santa Monica in her honor, hoping it will keep her memory alive and perhaps prevent other children and families from having to endure similar tragedies.

Read the full article here: Santa Monica Daily Press