Recently a Blogger, Vanessa Bell, contacted us after she read our story. Vanessa is a blogger for BabyZone as well as her own blog De Su Mama. She wanted to ask more about our fundraising efforts as she was doing an article on Fundraising for Fertility and wanted to use us as a feature in her write up. My hubby and I sat on the couch on speakerphone and together told our story. It was a positive experience we were happy to be able to share with others. What happened next, none of us would have expected.
Yesterday I get several missed phone calls and text messages during the time I went to visit a family that had just birthed the day before. Vanessa tells me that Good Morning America got wind of her article on us and wanted to speak to us immediately. Not only speak to us, come to our house and interview us. I did not even know what to think, I just knew I had to run home and clean like a crazy woman and somehow get my husband home. We had dinner reservations set at 7 for a nice dinner out, it was his birthday after all, and since I was not at a birth we were looking forward to a nice dinner together. Those plans almost changed. I called Kripá and told him he needed to come home ASAP. We got everything sorted, we got showers and we got ready for dinner but also for our interview. A huge truck showed up with a film crew and large equipment followed by the producer/interviewer. Within no time our kitchen was filled with huge lights and camera and audio equipment, we sat on chairs in our living room and it was time. Lights, Camera, Action...
For over an hour we were asked about our journey, about how important the internet has been for us and our efforts to have a family, why we want a family, what is a Doula and what was next for us. It was exciting, nerve racking, emotional, exhilarating and memorable. They were so nice to us and thankfully we ended just in time to push our reservations back and still make it to dinner out.
What Kripá had to say about the experience, "I had a rather unexpected birthday present yesterday... Good Morning America wanted to interview my wife, Erin, and I about our experience going through infertility and about how we reached out for support through online fundraising. Wow, what an amazing experience that was! To suddenly have a camera crew set up in our tiny dining room and to literally be in the spot light. And of course they tell you, "just pretend the camera isn't there," so the whole time I'm thinking to myself "the camera's not there, the camera's not there..." It was thrilling, emotional, tense, and enlightening all at once. Definitely an experience my wife and I will remember for a very long time. I'm so proud of her for really speaking from the heart... she put it all out there. I can't wait to watch our segment on TV!"
We have no idea how long we will be on or exactly when but we are nervous, anxious, excited and overall thankful for the opportunity. A big thank you to Vanessa for believing in our baby dreams and relaying them to Baby Zone and to Baby Zone for the exposure that has led to something we never could have anticipated. We look forward to our portrayal on Good Morning America and hope it is positive.
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Our story and Fundraiser can be found HERE