It is with a heavy heart that I share Nancy Hom, three time cancer survivor and a donor to my Underwater Healer project for three years, has passed. Nancy was a fighter in every sense. First diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 16, she completed her treatment and chemotherapy while finishing college. At age 44, she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which was caught early on and removed. This past year, she entered her third fight: stage 4 colon cancer. Initially diagnosed as inoperable, Nancy proved yet again she was a fighter and completed chemotherapy and underwent an operation. I know of no one else who has show such courage, strength and beauty. She was a rare, special soul and I am blessed to have known her and spent time with her. I saw her two days before she passed away and she told me she dreamed she was directing me on which portion of her underwater shoot to use in my video presentation. She will be the boss forever – my beautiful mermaid and my sparring boxing partner!
Nancy was the most wonderful supporter you could ever ask for. She supported my work with cancer survivors for three years and shared her story and of my work to many. She even spoke publicly at the San Francisco Apple Store Event in October, 2015 about her experience and transformation. In her testimonial, she mentioned the peace she found while underwater during our time together. While I, her family and friends will miss her tremendously, I am happy that she now has found everlasting peace. I will celebrate her life and strive to live life the way she did.
Thank you Nancy for the legacy you have left. Your wonderful spirit will not be forgotten. I love you, Nancy. You are my inspiration.
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Khalil Gibran