Throughout her career, Nina has shown adults with medical challenges such as cancer, diabetes or HIV/AIDS, how they can express themselves through art.
Since her small cell lung cancer diagnosis in 2014, Nina has become a vocal patient ambassador to support the lung cancer community. She has shared her story in many ways, in print for Cure Magazine and AARP Bulletin and has been a keynote speaker at lung cancer conferences in NY, San Diego and Washington, DC.
Her videos range from short PSA’s that remind the public that our lungs give breath to our lives to lengthier ones that show how she used artmaking, including animation to cope with the stress and uncertainty of living with lung cancer
In 2017, Nina created 18 animated emojis that cancer patients can use to stay in touch with their friends and family. These emojis are free for anyone to download from the iTunes App. Click here