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Madison television personality shares personal struggle with Bell's palsy


MADISON (WKOW) -- A local woman's successful television career and business is even more impressive when you learn her true life story.

Chances are you've come across her sewing show on Wisconsin Public Television. Nancy Zieman is the host of "Sewing With Nancy" and has been for 30 years. In fact, she taped the show for seven years at WKOW.

Zieman has written numerous books on sewing and quilting, but she recently wrote her first personal book, "Seams Unlikely." She decided to write the book after one day doing an internet search on herself and noticing that others were searching things like "Nancy Zieman stroke" and "Nancy Zieman face" and not "Nancy Zieman sewing."

If you've ever watched the show, it's hard to miss that Zieman's lovely face is partially paralyzed. But none of her fans seemed to know why. Zieman wrote the book to explain how her Bell's palsy has affected her life and career. She wants her personal story to be an inspiration to others.

You can check out Nancy Zieman's website here. For more information about her book, click on this link.


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