Window on Healing

How artistry, a camera and a great view
helped one woman battle cancer

By William R. Levesque

A life-changing visitor

Using a variety of media, Dylan Klempner, a UF Health Shands artist-in-residence, helped Cindy tap into her inner healing powers. Mindy C. Miller

Mom tries to make it right

Cindy channeled her pain and anxiety over her procedures into powerful art. Courtesy photo

Making the view a healing tool

“That’s what we’ve been sitting here doing for six weeks, looking out the damn window.”
Cindy captured key stages of her chemotherapy treatment: the start, when she lost her hair and her last day, when doctors and nurses gave her a cake and sang “Happy end of chemo to you!”

Making the view a healing tool

Small changes make a big difference

UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital & UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Coming in 2017
Cindy and her mother, Della, are back to where they want to be, enjoying life.

Beautiful, and yet terrible