Every now and then an opportunity comes along too good to pass up.
It was a call out of the blue from UK national radio station BBC Radio Five Live asking if I’d be interested in being a guest editor and presenter of an hour of their afternoon show to talk about ME. Er… yes!
The production team were brilliant and took on my suggestions for guests, and as well as the programme itself they published a short video diary and a blog post from me on the main BBC website. Great exposure and awareness for the illness.
If you missed it, you can listen to the programme here.
You can watch the video diary here.
And you can read the blog post they published here.
I was absolutely overwhelmed by the messages I received afterwards. I expected some, maybe a few dozens, but it turned into hundreds and now well over a thousand messages from people all over the world who heard the broadcast.
I recorded a short video once I’d got home from the radio studio to reflect on the experience.
As a consequence of that national radio coverage, the Jersey Evening Post newspaper published a feature article about my ME experience…
Thank you to reporter David Edbrooke for the piece.
BBC Radio Jersey also interviewed me about this whirlwind week. You can hear the hour-long interview two hours into this programme.