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Emily Lauren McQueen-Borden, 35, died at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 21, 2012 from complications of multiple sclerosis. Born March 19, 1977 in Laurinburg, North Carolina, she was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Raleigh, Wake Forest University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Emily resided in New Orleans where she was Lead Physical Therapist at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. A loving mother, partner, daughter, sister, and friend, Emily touched many lives with her unique personality and infectious sense of humor. Survivors include her partner Kara Kinser McQueen-Borden and daughter Margaret Kinser (Greta) McQueen-Borden of New Orleans, her parents James and Linda McQueen of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and her brother Jason McQueen of Austin, Texas. Kara is the daughter of Lynda and Dave Borden and is the sister of Gray (Alexia) Borden and Skye (James) Walter.

Tulane University President, Scott Cowan and his wife Marjorie, will be hosting a gathering of local friends and family at their residence at Two Audubon Place in New Orleans on Thursday, August 23, 6 to 8 pm. A service of remembrance will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 27 at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The family will greet friends following the service.

Emily's legacy of providing exceptional care to athletes of all ages will continue through Emily's Hope Fund for Sport-Related Brain Injury Rehabilitation. The fund will assist in keeping hope alive for high school student-athletes with sport-related brain injury by making grants available to charitable causes and to progressive physical medicine and rehabilitation research. Direct gifts may be made to Tulane University, Emily McQueen-Borden/Emily's Hope Fund, P.O. Box 61075, New Orleans, LA 70161.

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Published in Montgomery Advertiser from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2012.
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August 20, 2019
Keeping this thread alive. Emily is so missed. Most infectious laugh. Dear friend, forever and always.
Melina Shabani
February 5, 2013
Hi Kara, I don't even know if you'll check this but wanted to let you know how shocked and very sorry I am about Emily's passing. Since you two visited out in Montana I have thought of you both often. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Emily was a beautiful soul and memories of her will carry on forever with so many. Please take good care of yourself and Greta.
Kate Sandonato
September 6, 2012
Just today I learned of Emily's passing. What a great loss. I was one of her PT patient's and she will be greatly missed by all whose path she crossed. My deepest sympathy to her family in your tremendous loss.
Sharon Freeman
August 24, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed. But there is a time when we will see our lost loved ones again here on earth 2 Pet3:13 talks about that wonderful hope.
August 23, 2012
Emily was such a nice person. She was always willing to help and made you smile when you were having a bad day. I remember she would always give me a hug if she could tell I wasn't having the best day. Emily just had a way with people and I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with her. TISM will miss you!
Jasmine Robinson
August 23, 2012
May the angels lead you to Paradise and may our Heavenly Father keep you safe in His loving arms.
Gay Sample Greene
August 23, 2012
Bless you and those who love you so much.
Shirley Maxwell
August 22, 2012
Emily was a true professional in dealing with her PT patients. I was blessed for having the opportunity to have her as a co-worker and especially to call her a friend. She will be missed.
Kathy Pizzo
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