I made it to the papers today and a news program last night. I have “Niña Corpuz”:http://ninascoops.blogspot.com to thank for it.
I met Niña through common friends. A friend of mine was celebrating her birthday and we were supposed to eat out. I couldn’t make since I had something to finish that night. However they decided to pass by the house on their way home from dinner. Niña was with them. So our paths crossed.
She asked if she could do an interview with me. Of course I said yes. Why? because any chance I get to talk about Pompe is a welcome one. Although she wanted to do a story on me as a person with Pompe as opposed to just the disease.
So a few weeks after our first meeting Niña came by the house to do an interview. It was a short but interesting interview.
She didn’t know when the T.V. interview would come out since it would be at the mercy of the producers of the shows. Finally it came out last night. The program it came out on was ANC’s “The World Tonight”. I didn’t know it was coming out on that show until several friends of mine sent me text messages to say that they saw me on T.V. Good thing there’s a replay. So I caught the replay at 2 a.m.
For the T.V. interview it was Lee Quisumbing who did the report but it was Niña’s story.
Niña also wrote an article about me for her column on “The Philippine Star”. It was a coincidence that this came out a day after the T.V. interview. As a friend of mine said, it was a media blitz. Hahaha.
The article came out in the entertainment section because Niña is really an entertainment reporter. She veered of her regular niche to write this story. It was quite amusing to see an article about me in the entertainment section. Surrounded by stories of celebrities. Something I’m not..
Niña did a great job. I liked the article. Not because it was about me but she presented the story well and it was a light but good read. I loved the first paragraph which goes..
bq. I’ve been told there are two ways of looking at things. Is the glass half-empty or half-full? I’m usually guilty of the former until a guy named Dickoy showed me that even if the glass is broken, it’s just, well, glass.
As a result of the T.V. interview and the article I received several emails and messages from people. All the messages were good and very much appreciated. Thanks to all the people who took time out to write to me.
Thanks Niña for writing the story. You’ve helped a lot in the Fight against Pompe. By doing the interview and writing the story you’re helping create awareness for Pompe. For that I am grateful.
If you want to read the article you can find it at “Philstar.com”:http://www.philstar.com/philstar/NEWS200606091704.htm or at “Niña’s web site”:http://www.philstar.com/philstar/NEWS200606091704.htm.