Sunday April 29th i was in the Sunday Mirror, an excellent article, thoughtful, informative and well written, Again hopefully shall raise more awareness for the condition. Please see link to read the full article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sunday-mirror/2007/04/29/exclusive--life-with-11st-legs-98487-18983186/
Not long after this the Sky documentary was to be aired on the Discovery Channel. Yet, before that there was a media frenzy, where i did the following: Radio Lancashire, Rock FM (a local Lancashire station) Lancashire Evening Telegraph newspaper and BBC News Northwest. See link to News Northwest here: Northwest tonight
See this following link for the Sky documentary: Sky Discovery docu
Following the documentary there was such an amazing reaction from people. It as now been shown in the UK, Europe, Austrialia, Canada and the USA. So many people have got in touch all very positive and i have made some friends and got back in touch with old friends.
In October 2007 I had talks with a production company in Manchester and it now looks like i will be filming over the next few months for Channel 5 and their popular series 'Extraodinary People.' So i'll coming to a screen near you in 2008!
Just before the Channel Five's Exraordinary people series was to be aired i featured in the newspaper the Daily Mirror, please see this link for the full article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/life-style/2008/08/14/doctors-don-t-know-why-my-legs-are-getting-bigger-115875-20697469/
Plus again i got to fulfill my dream and go into this morning again. This time Phil and Fern were on holiday so i was interviewed by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
Channel 5's Extraordinary People series.
The whole filming for this prgramme was over a few months. It has been hard at times with long days and physcially draining for me, yet at other times i have learnt things, got to meet people i would have never have met.
I finally got to meet Gwen who is someone else who lives with PS. We got on really well and it was pretty surreal that a lot of our health problems have been very similar over the years. Gwen has already had amputation of one of her legs and this has improved her life beyond words. Will mine be the same?
i also got to meet with a leading surgeon and a prosthetic team in Oklahoma. I wont give too much away as the program will highlight everything that happened on the trip. But, lets just say it was an amazing experience to meet someone like Kevin Carroll who is so positive about life and helping people whatever the difficulties maybe.
So despite the 12 hour days and all the travelling around the UK and the USA and feeling not so good once i had arrived home from Chicago, the documentary was worth taking part in for the interesting outcome. Unfortunately this documentary is no longer available to watch, though it does get repeated on both UK and USA TV a lot.
Since this Extraordinary People programme was aired i have been on a programme in the USA, on ABC entitled Medical Mysteries. This was filmed in April 2008 and was aired in September 2008.