Regina DeMarasse was a lover of music and the arts. Born in Queens, New York on March 10, 1958, Regina’s early talents earned her a coveted seat in the New York High School for Music and Art. Here she spent four years increasing her skills playing piano, singing, dancing, drawing and writing both prose and poetry. After graduation in 1976, a spinal tumor changed her body and her life. She became a quadriplegic, lost her eyesight and could no longer play the piano, sing, dance or draw.