Archive for June, 2012
I was thrilled to be invited by the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to be an online host for their Miracle Weekend telethon.
I was a bit nervous going into it – managing online community live with so much emotional storytelling involved means you need to be very sensitive and quick on your feet. But of course it was AMAZING. I and online community host Theo Lamb sat just behind the cameras, and while the live Global broadcast got rolling we pulled up stories on our email and got to work cross-posting some to Facebook and flagging some for the hosts to mention on live TV. The Twitter feed was constantly updating with former patients thanking their doctors, parents thanking the hospital for saving their kids’ lives and teens telling us about their siblings who were patients. It’s weird to say time flies when you’re literally counting the seconds in between minute-by-minute updates but in this case, time flew.
The best past: this year, The Miracle Weekend raised $17, 939, 688 for the BC Children’s Hospital.