Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Getting the word out

A few days before we left on our trip to visit my parents, one of the founders of my support group asked if D.G. and I would be willing to do an interview with our local paper about our story. They had hoped to get a story in the paper before the big fundraising golf tournament in June, but the call from the paper didn't come until 2 weeks after. We did a phone interview from my parents' house on June 23rd, but the article didn't appear in the paper in yesterday. I know sharing this will potentially blow any illusion of privacy I have about my blog (and I do know that privacy is an illusion) but I still feel compelled to do it.

Now I must preface this with the information that the reporter who interviewed us and the support group founder was really young and did not understand anything about pregnancy or loss so some of the article just sounds off. He also got the background about Lori-Ann's losses wrong in addition to spelling D.G.'s name incorrectly throughout the whole article. Despite those issues, I think the article still gets the message out that there is support here for those who are dealing with loss and that's what is important.

The article is on-line here.

6 comments:

LauraJane said...

I'm sure you will help many "new" BL parents thanks to this article. Getting the word out is definitely the most important part here- you never know who's reading and NEEDS that info. right now.

Good for you to put it all out there.

Shaina Gadow said...

Wow..that is so great that the newspaper interviewed you guys and spread the word. I am sure that will help a few women who need the support.

I couldn't help but notice that one of the women in your group had two babies die at birth. That is terrible and absolutely terrifying!!! What were the circumstances around that?

Amy von Oven said...

I am so proud of you...I think it is great that you did this. I just published my first book, and there was that part of me that was scared to tell so much of my story, but the word needs to get out about this...AWESOME!

car said...

While I have no doubt that there is someone who the group has helped who did lose 2 babies at birth, Lori-Ann, the person the article was referring to had a loss due to a partial molar pregnancy and later, the twin to her youngest daughter died in the 2nd trimester. (She has 4 living daughters in total.)

Merry said...

Wow :) So proud of you :)

Missy said...

Way to go! Hopefully this will be a light for others in your area. I would like to introduce the author to things like spell check and editing though. Geez...