Our little trip to Hollywood, California
A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, we were contacted by a producer at the daytime talk show “The Doctors”(a Dr. Phil spin-off with more heart-felt and educational stories). She said that our story caught their attention and thought it would be a great fit for the show. After talking to her briefly, she asked if we would be interested in flying down that next week to share our story on the episode “Medical Mindsets That Change Lives”? We were so very surprised. At that moment we were trying to think of how we could possibly just up and fly to L.A. so suddenly? She explained that airfare, hotel, and food would be covered and there would even be a driver to pick us up upon arrival. So, Jim and I turned to each other and said “Wow, this is awesome, oh my gosh, this kinda thing does not happen everyday or ever!”
As nervous and unsure as we were, we were in! But, I am not going to lie we were a little bit terrified. After all, it is such a personal story for us. Even though we have gone public with local news and many people have read my blog, we still felt intimidated to share our struggles with the ENTIRE nation and not to mention a live audience. To help ease fear and add an element of expertise on prosthesis, Jameson’s Prosthetist Mac Lang was also invited on the segment to explain the science and the many options available today and in the future. Many loose ends at home had to be tied up but we knew that this opportunity could not be missed.
Overall, the experience was incredible! Everyone at “The Doctor’s” show could not have been more kind, encouraging, and professional. Plus, we were able to do a little site seeing, Jameson did pretty good at flying for the first time, and no one freaked out during the taping (as in me, I was so nervous)! Yay!