We watched our 60 Minutes story tonight with much anticipation. We were feeling quite nervous going into it and felt quite emotional whenever we saw the promotion before the show. We watched it at Rosie and Garry’s house as we are up in Sydney for Olivia to commence chemo tomorrow. Thanks for having us guys!
We were very happy with the story and felt that it was well worth the effort that went into it. It was a story of hope and inspiration and it showed how incredibly brave and strong Olivia is. She is just such a gorgeous girl. As I’ve mentioned, we hadn’t viewed the story beforehand so we had little idea what to expect. The crew took numerous hours of footage and only a small portion was actually used. For instance, the interview with James and I took an hour and they only used some small snippets.
We also found it interesting to watch Dylan’s story and to hear about his plight in the US. We wish his family all the best and hope that they too continue to give this cancer a tough fight!
We hope now that a lot more people are aware of neuroblastoma and what it does to the children and their families. We were a little disappointed, however, that our fundraising page was not acknowledged in the show, instead relying on viewers to look up our story on the 60 Minutes website, where the details of our fundraiser can be found. We hope that this does not significantly hamper our fundraising efforts as the main reason for doing the story was to raise awareness and raise funds for neuroblastoma research.
Thanks to Glenda and the 60 Minutes team for giving us the opportunity to share our story and raise awareness.