Earlier this month, Hubert Tate came to visit my husband and I at our home. He wanted to tell my story of Bell’s Palsy. It was a bit strange to be on the other side of the camera. I’ve become very comfortable being the one asking all the questions. So I found it very strange that someone was asking me questions with a camera present. But, I’m glad I got the chance to experience what it’s like. It made me more sympathetic to the people I talk to everyday and also very grateful because it’s not exactly easy. Hubert did a great job though, he did his homework and asked some wonderful questions.
Hubert also talked to another woman who has never fully recovered from her Bell’s Palsy. And, he spoke to a neurologist to get insight on the condition. I am looking forward to seeing the full story. I’m honored my station decided to do a special report on this topic. While I’ve heard Bell’s Palsy isn’t very common, the ER doctor told me he only treated 2-3 people for it last year, during the process I realized it may be more common than you think. So many people emailed me with their stories or stories of others they knew who had Bell’s Palsy. I think this special report will be a great inspiration for those struggling with the condition or something similar. I also think it will be educational for those of you who don’t know much about it. It’s such an unusual condition to have. Waking up with a paralyzed face can be frightening and also very embarassing as you try to learn how to deal with Bell’s Palsy when you’re out in public.
So, I hope you’ll tune in to KARK on February 11th, look for me…the girl on T.V. with a FULL smile!