I suppose it was inevitable for Addison to one day make her television debut. Over the years as a journalist, I have co-opted most members of my family and my best friend into appearing on the small screen in some form…my big sister Melodie is now a media spokesperson in her own right. When our daughter was born, I just didn’t think it would ever be this soon and for this reason.
Aaron and I are fully prepared to become outspoken advocates for BC Children’s Hospital, organ donation and blood donation. If there was ever a good reason to jump on a soapbox, Addison is it. Through our jobs, we have already been able to lend our support to a number of good causes. I can’t even count how many times we had been to Children’s Hospital previously for various stories. And there are all those stories about regular people doing amazing things for charity. Now it’s our turn. Or really, it’s Addison’s turn.
On Tuesday September 6 on the 6pm News Hour, Addison has her Global BC debut. It’s a bit weird for us to be on the other side of the camera pouring our hearts out for the public. I have been doing a bit of that with this blog, though it’s quite anonymous in many ways. Cameraman Sergio Magro and reporter Tanya Beja were in our home this morning for the interview (and more cute video of Addison). It was actually quite emotional to tell the whole story again and relive some of those terribly frightening moments. Then Addison woke up from her nap – ready for a feed, diaper change and play time. Brings it all back into perspective. No time for tears when you have an almost 5-month old!
Elaine, Aaron and Addison