Keep love flowing for ailing friend |

Keep love flowing for ailing friend

Dear Editor:

Our good friend Nancy Nelson, former world-class surfer, local artist/painter/paper hanger/photographer/reiki master/masseuse/windsurfer and all-around dynamo, is in the last stages of breast cancer despite a long and hard fight to survive. She lives in Ireland and is receiving hospice care in Gorey.

For the past 10 years, Nancy has been involved in the Food for Change Project, which has brought her immense contentment and satisfaction. In 2010, she retired from her photography business in Hawaii to partner full time in Ireland with close friends Mairead O’Shea and Sandra Brent on Food for Change.

We have this precious opportunity to send prayers, gratitude and healing wishes directly to Nancy via her email: Further information on how to assist with her end-of-life care is posted on Facebook: Nancy Nelson. This includes bidding on a beautiful mosaic provided by artist and former local resident Ivy Wreden. For direct donations, go to

While we know Nancy’s bravado and zest for life will carry her through this final journey, her heart is and always has been tender and caring. Please join us in sending her boundless love and fervent wishes for comfort, peace and kindness.

Kay Clarke

Trout Creek, Mont.