October 2008 I woke up sick and cancelled my five visual/performing engagements for the week. By that night from complications from Lupus I was in the Mayo clinic fighting for my life. I was left with no sensation from below my waist and communicated only by barely raising one weak finger. A compassionate Dr. whispered to me "God told me to tell you that you will make it out of here and regain "Nancy". She had my family display my recent photo shoots, articles, paintings and photos of family all around my hospital room. What a gift she gave that day... what a gift.