April 6, 2010, I survived a death defying five story fall through Philadelphia’s Divine Lorraine Hotel. I spent the next ten days in ICU Psychosis in Hahnemann Hospital. During this time I had hallucinations of dead babies, riots, terrorism, hell, and 4Loko. I talked to inanimate objects, perceiving them to simply be French tourists. Six months after my recovery, I made a series illustrating my hellish voyage into my own mind. This experience has continued into my personal and illustrative work dealing with perception, memory, and mental deterioration that can strike any of us at anytime.
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In this clip, TV personality and long-time supporter of the charity Pink Hope, Lisa Wilkinson chooses Marina as her subject - a mother of two, who fought and beat cancer through the use of a double mastectomy. Lisa shows how this life and body-altering decision affected Marina's life.
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