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I mostly write blogs so this is a rare post from me. I'm bursting at the seams to tell someone but I'm going to be on national TV you see!

I work voluntarily for a local radio station which has grown in popularity and is now one of the best community stations in the UK. The TV broadcaster (BBC) has chosen our station to make a documentary and because it's in the middle of our show, we'll be featured in the film.

I co-present with Roy on Tues then I have my own show on Saturday morning.

 

This is a huge thing for me. I lost all my confidence when I became ill. I thought I was just another piece of junk on the scrapheap and that I'd never do anything else with my life except stay at home. I got myself involved with the station because of scleroderma! I went in to do a little talk about the condition on behalf of The Raynauds and Scleroderma Association here in the UK. I loved the day so much that I volunteered there and then. Since then I've been trained for free and now I'm a presenter. I don't get paid and I can assure you that I'm totally whacked when I get home even though it's only a few hours each week.

 

The voluntary thing is marvellous because I get so much more out of it than getting paid. I'm treated with respect -- the presenters don't know I've got anything wrong with me! and the listeners are totally unaware. I can be myself without thinking about my other problems because when I'm at the staiton those problems aren't there.

 

A new sense of purpose and I'm on the telly as well. What more could anyone ask!

 

Best wishes to you all

Barbara Lowe xxxx

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Barb, so glad you are having a wonderful time with the radio station. I hope the filming goes well and you get the chance to have a place in this film. Keep us informed on your well being every so often. It is good to hear from you once in awhile. Thanks for keeping in touch and enjoy your excitement, it is something that will keep your energies up a bit.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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This is so wonderful, Barb! I'm so thrilled for you.

 

I know that you have really enjoyed doing this and I'm really happy that you're involved with it.

 

Continue having fun with this but always take care.

 

As Sheryl mentioned...don't forget to check in and let us all know how YOU are doing. okay?


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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How cool is that?! I am excited for you! It is awesome to hear you talk about how good the radio work has been for you, and why. Your story inspires!

 

Do you think we'd be able to see the program way over here across the pond? And what about the radio show? Could we hear that too?

Do tell!

 

Hugs!! :D


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Good news. You can see the episode (BBC Blast) on You Tube in a couple of week's time! The mini documentary will be screened sometime in the future on TV.

 

I was filmed only for a short while and I've been told that it will be edited so it may only be a glimpse --- thank goodness!

I enjoyed the experience but I'll stick to radio thank you very much!

 

Best wishes

Barbara xxxx

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That is so inspiring that you volunteer for public service on the radio. I love listening to the BBC radio broadcasts here but of course only get big things like the World News. What a great use of your talent.

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