On January 16th, 2012 a beautiful girl walked and talked with ease....the same ease you and I selfishly take for granted. Yet 24hrs later Nicole's life changed forever. An undetected malformed artery spontaneously collapsed and my friend of over 30yrs suffered a major stroke. Hospital missteps and assumptions prevented her brain from getting the blood it needed for over 10 hrs leaving her "locked in" a body with all of her mental faculties. She remembers and understands everything except for why this had to happen. Thankfully with the love of two little straight A students and a husband that rivals a character from a Nicholas Sparks' book, she continues to fight for it all back...and a girl that used to want for nothing wants nothing more, than to talk.