In July 2008, when area musician Abigail Henderson was diagnosed with Stage III inflammatory breast cancer, her hope for survival was about as good as the U.S. health-care system getting fixed. Sixteen months of treatments and a White House regime change later, Henderson is not only free of the disease but is also on the board of directors for a nonprofit that aims to make life easier for folks like her: un- and underinsured musicians. Born out of the Apocalypse Meow benefit concert for Henderson at the end of last year, the Midwest Music Foundation wants to bring a shot in the arm to the local scene. Having gained its 501(c)3 status, it's working with a film producer on an Austin City Limits-style show that will feature live performances and bring awareness to the struggles of local musicians. The foundation is also planning such things as a health fair, more benefit shows and maybe even a musicians' clinic. Because getting sick should not cost musicians an arm and a leg.