Seabisquit on World News Tonight!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Karrot, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Karrot

    Karrot New Member

    Hey all,

    Just saw an advertisement on tv. World News Tonight is doing a spot on the authoress of "Seabisquit." It's on tonight - not sure what time yet. But they did mention that her "chronic debhilating illness" would be discussed. I'm interested to see how this is covered.

  2. Karrot

    Karrot New Member

    It's on ABC
  3. elaine_p

    elaine_p New Member

    At least I wrote a post-it to myself after seeing a message on this board.
  4. amymb74

    amymb74 New Member

    Also on the front of the abc website theres a good story of the book and her suffering from cfids.
  5. stillfighting

    stillfighting New Member

    It was a short piece--but they did mention how Hillenbrand battled fatigue, nausea, swollen lymph glands while writing the book. She described it as a way of redefining herself as an author, not just as someone who was basically housebound. They did a nice job of getting across how debilitated she was (in her own words) and how she would lay down and write with her eyes closed (short notes, I'm sure) when she got too dizzy. Very inspiring! I'm going to try to catch the longer 20/20 piece tonight.

    Maybe Hillenbrand can do for CFIDS/FMS what Michael J. Fox has done for Parkinson's!
  6. lea

    lea Member

    It will also be on on 20/20 tonight.
  7. Karrot

    Karrot New Member

    I thought they dealt with it nicely. I will try and catch the longer piece on 20/20 too. That would be great if she could be our Micheal J. Fox.

  8. dolsgirl

    dolsgirl New Member

    the one with Bob Hope on the cover. There's an article on her & it discusses her CFS. There's also a little window of info regarding CFS.

    I missed the shows! Wish I got to see them. If anyone ever finds out if they're being reshowed let us know!! Thanks. dolsgirl
  9. Jen F

    Jen F New Member

    If i remember, when I go to the chiro tomorrow.

    Thanks for the heads up.