I had one of the most amazing days of my life this week. I was selected to be highlighted at Gilead's annual sales meeting to represent a patient using Cayston...so I had a camera crew at my house on Tuesday filming and interviewing me. Sorry Facebook friends, you all have seen these pictures, but here's a bit more detail about the day.
The crew was supposed to arrive at 9am, but unfortunately a few of them were stuck in Chicago and didn't get to fly in until Tuesday morning. So we ended up starting around noon. The hair and make-up gal, Erica, came in first to get me started. They wanted to film me doing some of the things that I enjoy doing, so we started with riding my bike.
|I <3 getting my make-up done professionally!!|
|Ready for a bike ride!|
|Shelly taking some pics |
|Harris and Shelly going all out for the bike ride|
Next, rather then heading to the gym, we just went upstairs to my treadmill.
|Touch ups |
And for my final activity - it had to include my family!! Will and the pups joined me in the back yard for a game of fetch. The pups didn't exactly cooperate, so it will be interesting to see how the video and pics turn out.
|Hair & outfit change |
|I <3 my family|
After all the fun and excitement, it was time for my interview. The crew turned my living room into a full blown set! It was so crazy to see the lights, cameras and microphones everywhere! I had another quick change and freshened up my make-up and took my seat. I was asked about CF, my life, and using Cayston. It got a bit emotional in some parts, but very enjoyable. I felt so important :)
|The interview set|
Next, my mom and I sat around the kitchen table looking at my baby album, which she was smart to bring. They asked her a few questions about my diagnosis and what it was like having a child with CF. Then, I got ready for the final segment.
I was filmed prepping and doing a Cayston treatment. I was supposed to end my 4 week cycle on Sunday, but decided to save my last day of treatment for Tuesday so they could see me doing my treatment...I'm glad I did!!
These two guys put so much hard work into our day.
|Harris, me & Brendan|
|Harris, Mom, Me & Brendan|
Words can't express how much I enjoyed my day and what it means to me to be able to share my CF story with Gilead's team. I'm so grateful for the amazing opportunity.
I bet this video is going to be fantastic!!! I want to see a sneak peek ;) When will you be able to share this with us all???ReplyDelete
I should be able to share it on here...just have to see how its formatted and if I'm tech savvy enough to figure it out :)ReplyDelete