Yes, I've been on TV
at least once.
In 1995, a small local TV
station in Fort Wayne, IN
, sent a guy to interview me in my home with my parents. The interview was about how I have lived and dealt with my physical disabilities (deafness, one-eyed blindness, speech, etc) stemming from my rare genetic craniofacial syndrome (Treacher Collins syndrome). It aired later that summer. I still have the videotape! In fact, that summer, people would approach me and tell me they were inspired by my little TV
appearance. Once, at FWA
while waiting to fly out to ORD
and on to BOS
, I was in the airport hotel restaurant (the terminal was being rebuilt) and a waitress seated me, my parents, and my sister at a special table ("for celebrities" she said!).
At the time of the TV interview, I was 20 and had just finished my freshman year at university. (1995)
show came about because, a few years before, I wrote (and published) my story in children's author Jill Krementz' 1992 book, "How It Feels to Live with a Physical Disability". Somehow that TV
station got a hold of my book and took off with the idea to interview me!
At the time I was published in Jill Krementz' book, I was 16 or 17 and had finished my freshman year in high school. (1992)
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