*On March 1, 2002 – was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma.
*On March 1, 2006 – triumphed over unexpected open heart surgery to replace a faulty aortic valve
From each experience I had to grow and learn. Before the plane accident at the Los Angeles International Airport, my thoughts focused on suicide. I was a struggling actress, no money, no work, no man and no hope. I was the last person to exit from the rear of the aircraft before the evacuation slide burst into flames and burned. I encountered a near-death white light experience. Life as I knew it was never the same. I screamed, “Let my life change! Let it never be the same! Or let me die!” I learned in a few mere seconds a life-changing lesson….Every life has value. There is hope, even at the darkest hour. Appreciate your life today and every day.