I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to tell my story on ABC 12 WJRT Flint, Michigan on May 4,2012, for an episode of Newsmaker. I sent the reporter, Leslie Toldo, a message and told her briefly my story and gave her links to my blog, but I really wanted to know if they were going to be doing any melanoma awareness shows since it is Melanoma Awareness Month. She replied back quickly, and said they were going to start airing that very night and then she asked me, "How motivated are you?" She asked me if I could be at the studio the next morning to tape. She had someone lined up, that had canceled. I was so shocked and excited! Of course I had to do this! I got the time off work approved and spent the night preparing myself for the next morning. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. I was mostly afraid I would not get the important points I needed to get across. I was afraid of forgetting them. This was a HUGE opportunity, and I didn't want to blow it!
The morning of the interview I wasn't nervous at all. I was ready. I was excited. I had my "Let's Do This!" attitude. I got to the studio and met the young lady who was from the American Cancer Society who was also being interviewed. We talked before the taping. I always love to tell my story and it is always so nice when someone is genuinely listening and interested.
The interview its self was a breeze. Leslie Toldo is AMAZING! She put me right at ease and she gave me time to adjust to being on the set. She did a really great show and gave me quite a bit of time. I was thrilled with it and would like to share my interview portion now. The entire segment will be available later on their website at www.abc12.com and is a definite MUST SEE!