CYBERSPACE—Webcam performer Tay Stevens is hitting the road for the next few weeks to meet fans, party with industry friends and hopefully to take home an award for Xbiz Cam Girl of the Year.

2011 was a roller-coaster year for ten-year web cam veteran Tay Stevens, who was diagnosed on Christmas Day 2010 with cancer, and only days later received the coveted Best Cam Babe of the Year Award from Tay has maintained her status as a top producing web cam host, attended numerous industry expos to meet fans; all the while battling cancer on all fronts. The year culminated with a nomination for an XBiz Award for Cam Girl of the Year.

In a recent open letter to the XBiz Nominating Committee, Tay wrote, “I have never changed who I was. I am the same on camera as I am off camera and I provide my fans with a fun amazing time regardless of what is going on in my life. My having cancer opened my eyes and taught me that life is short. I have fought many battles, struggled through the tough times, and will continue to fight!”

Originally known for her work as a “Busty BBW,” Stevens is no stranger to adversity, having gone toe-to-toe with a serious obesity health problem in 2006. Her dedication, hard work, plus three hours of exercise a day resulted in her amazing loss of more than 180 pounds.

“Every day is a challenge as I fight for my life through the doctor's visits, chemotherapy and radiation,” said Stevens. “I know I'm not alone in my travels on this world—there are many, many more people with harder lives and higher mountains to climb—I am thankful to have found an industry that embraced me and I it; to have fans and friends who have become my foundation.”

Unbeknownst to Tay Stevens, in a separate letter to the same committee longtime friend Pete Housley of wrote, “Tay Stevens is a hero; one of the strongest, most dedicated individuals in the industry today. During National Lymphoma she took her message to an all new personal level—I along with thousands were touched to tears to watch Tay shave her head so that ‘cancer couldn’t take that away from her, too.’  I am proud to call Tay my friend and even more proud of how she represents the adult industry.”

Tay Stevens will be attending the Xbiz Awards on January 10, 2012; appearing to meet fans at AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo January 19 & 20 and then attending the AVN Awards January 21 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.