I Can

Nan Toskey, MEDIA Artist

A visual exploration of the poem “Variation on a Theme by Rilke” by Denise Levertov

A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me–a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
rang out, metallic–or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.

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Patient Partners

Writer, Interviewer, co-Editor – Nan Toskey | Produced by Allina Media Services

A volunteer recruitment video for the Patient Partners program, administered by Abbott Northwestern Hospital Volunteer Services and pairs retired physicians and nurses with patients of Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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Not Yet Home

Video Content Developer, Nan Toskey | Produced by Allina Media Services

Fundraising video used by Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation for Sister Kenny Institute of Unity Hospital and shown at annual 2011 Crystal Ball fundraising event.

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One Step Ahead: Jesse’s Story

Nan Toskey, Director/Editor | Produced by North Memorial Media Services

Excerpt from North Memorial Foundation fundraising video for North Memorial Emergency & Trauma Services. Jesse’s mom shares the traumatic experience of daughter Jesse’s medical attention following the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

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One Step Ahead: Bob’s Story

Nan Toskey, Director/Editor | Produced by North Memorial Media Services

Excerpt from North Memorial Foundation fundraising video for North Memorial Emergency & Trauma Services. Pastor Bob shares his level one trauma care experience following a motorcycle accident.

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