Elly Brown lived a full life as a freelance performer (acting, hosting, singing and modeling) until oral cancer appeared--and drastically altered the course of her career. After having much of her tongue and jaw rebuilt out of bone and tissue from her leg, Elly began the slow process of recovery, chronicling much of her thoughts and feelings on social media. 

Elly was shocked to discover that people connected to her content and videos after cancer even more deeply than when she was "normal".  Ten months after her surgery, one of her Facebook videos went viral. 

 

In the two years following her life-changing transformation, she shifted her focus into viral comedy videos. Elly wanted to show that even someone with visible physical challenges could make a living as an on-camera personality.  Elly helped her fiance Rick Lax form Network Media, and with the help of their hundreds of multi-talented performer friends, they began taking Facebook by storm with a variety of entertaining content like skits, dramas, hacks, DIY, cooking, and comedy videos. You can read about Network Media in The Economist here.

Now, Elly is the Vice President of Production at Network Media, and she still produces and creates her own content. A lover of fashion, travel, entertainment and social media, she has built a community who live life to the fullest even as they experience some of life's greatest challenges. Her message of hope continues to inspire others to follow their dreams, in spite of scars, speech issues, and physical challenges. 

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