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Can a grieving widow and a stroke of a paintbrush be catalyst for change? Regina Holliday was a wife, mother, painter, art teacher and clerk at a local toy shop in Washington, DC. But when her beloved husband Fred was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer, she added one more title: patient advocate. Five days after Fred’s death, Regina picked up her paint brushes and began creating a 50 foot public mural detailing Fred’s health care nightmare. It was titled “73 Cents” for the price per page to obtain Fred’s medical record. It was a symbol for the injustices they faced and cost to patients who lack access to their own medical records, for which Regina believes Fred paid the ultimate price. 73 Cents the movie is an 11 minute documentary that tells the story of one woman’s grief, her ability to turn tragedy into change, and her transformation into an influential advocate for patient rights.