In May I was invited to take part in a television show titled "Health Heroes." The show was going to highlight bionic prosthetic devices and the positive impact that they can have on an amputee's life. I was honored to be included in this project!
Typical for me, I was nervous and insecure before the filming. Scott tried to surprise me with a hair make-over. Unfortunately the stylist crafted what rates as one of the worst hair cuts I've ever worn. There was nothing I could do but smile as I was filmed with the horrific helmet-inspired hairdo.
We traveled to Philadelphia in May for the filming, but I haven't heard much information about the program until a few days ago. I am excited to announce that my episode of Health Heroes is scheduled to air on the Discovery channel at 7:00 AM this Friday. If you are up that early, grab a mug of coffee and a doughnut (or two) and tune in. (I realize that the channel guide may state "paid programming" during this time slot, I have been assured that the Health Heroes show will be airing, not a Ron Popeil cooking demonstration.)
I have been hesitant to reveal this air date after the debacle from the National Geographic Show when I was told my segment was going to be featured and learned that I had been cut only after the show aired. I was promised that I have not been cut from this program, and that my segment will air.
Seeing myself on film is never a comfortable experience for me. I become my worst critic, over analyzing every movement I made and word I uttered. I am particularly nervous with this show because I remember how horrendous my hair looked. I'm hoping that I don't look foolish because my intent was to use this opportunity to represent the amputee community in a positive light. I don't know if I was successful, but I tried!