Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

St. Jude on Larry King

Marlo Thomas taped an interview last week with Larry King about the work done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The producers of the show decided to devote the entire hour to Marlo Thomas, and to air it in one of their primetime slots.

The show will air this Friday night December 9, 9 pm EST/PST on CNN. I believe the show runs again at 1 AM Saturday morning.

One of our friends, Adovia and her mom will be on the show. Adovia is the same age as Steven and she was diagnosed a month after Steven with the same sort of tumor that Steven has and went through the same treatment.

When we last saw Adovia, she was bald and had just gotten her stem cells back after her last cycle of chemo. It was a different world.

It almost seems surreal sometimes, going to the movies and watching TV and seeing an ad for St. Jude pop up. We usually end up knowing at least one or more of the kids in the ads.

When I found out about Adovia, I went to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving website to see her video and there on the front page was a video of our friend Ben Bowen, who lived at Target House while we were there, Ben is in the front row of the photo I took at the Easter Egg Hunt that year.

Ben's tumor was very aggressive and he died last February. He's so adorable, the video is wonderful, but I wasn't expecting it, it's like seeing a ghost, the emotions take my breath away.

If you can, tune in and watch. Adovia is doing awesomely well, she's brilliant as well as beautiful.

It should be a good show.

- Kathleen

< ? Blogging Mommies # >
Listed on BlogShares