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Stories That Heal Ep. 5: The loss and resilience of Diana Priest

If you ask Diana Priest what her life is like — what it's defined by — she’ll give you a blunt and simple answer. 


In 2020, she went to sleep one night and woke up more than a week later to a very different life. 

She was missing one of her legs.

In a "Stories that Heal" workshop, Diana was paired up with Tobi Lacroix and Addison Paige, songwriters from Interlochen Arts Academy. Together, they wrote a song called "Phantom Pain" which the students performed at the Garden Theater in Frankfort on May 15.

"Stories That Heal" is a Community Partnership project by the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network with funding from Arts Midwest, Michigan Arts & Culture Council & National Endowment for the Arts.