Ellen...I am certain by now you have discovered what an incredible woman Nell is and how grateful she is to have had the opportunity to meet you. Nell cherishes each special moment in her life and shares her positive energy with everyone she comes in contact with. I will forever remember sitting in her hospital room last January as she had developed pneumonia, requiring her to be put on a venilator, when she shared with me (via her computer controlled with her eyes) that everyone had been commenting on how bright her eyes are...her response...it is because God is in my eyes! Nell has never permitted anyone to feel sorry for her and does not believe that she "suffers" from ALS. Nell LIVES with ALS and teaches all of us about strength, courage, faith, love, surrender and acceptance. My life is truly richer as a result of being in Nell's presence.