A young mother told me about the most terrifying day of her life, and her sweet boy’s incredible recovery. I was honored that she trusted me with this story.
“Grateful patient” stories are some of the most interesting to me, and this man was one of the most grateful patients I’ve ever met!
It was a pleasure to write his story of survival, and I’m honored that he shared it with me. You can read it here.
It was such a treat to interview chefs from across Virginia as part of a promotion for The Great American Recipe, now airing on PBS.
Their backgrounds were as diverse as their dishes, and they were happy to share recipes that had been handed down through generations. It’s a topic that combines some of my favorites: ancestry, travel and good food!
You can get to know all six chefs here.
I spend a lot of time writing about physicians and pharmaceuticals and fancy medical equipment—but my favorite healthcare stories are about the patients themselves.
Here’s a man who persevered through World War 2 and cancer, and has now helped to establish a program that supports other veterans going through cancer care at Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, N.C.
Greatest generation indeed!
The projects I do with VPM are some of my all-time favorites. We just finished collaborating on the second season of “UNTAMED,” which is all about the Wildlife Center of Virginia and the animals they treat.
They have a very talented team that puts the show together, and from their research I wrote an article to accompany each episode. I learned so much about the animals that live around us, and how to be a better neighbor to them.
Cape Fear Valley Health is a multi-facility hospital system that serves the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area of North Carolina—my hometown! Their quarterly magazine is chock-full of patient stories and news about their expanding healthcare technology.
It’s also loaded with patient-focused healthcare content, which has been my specialty for more than 15 years.
Here are some pieces I wrote for their latest issue:
I was raised on PBS, and to this day I enjoy Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers with my son. So I was delighted to take on our local PBS station, WCVE, as a client last year.
Most of the content I have been writing there is for their “Science Matters” feature, which lets me learn about all kinds of things: physics, drones, space travel, and the up-and-coming jobs in STEM fields.
Here are a few of the pieces I’ve written for them:
Right now, we are working on some great content to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Stay tuned!
I have been a fan of PBS since I was in Sesame Street’s target demographic, and wherever I go, my car radio always finds the nearest NPR station.
So when the opportunity arose to write for WCVE, I was all over it. After our first meeting, I even got a tour of the TV and radio sides of the station. So cool!
You can read the first piece we worked on together, Bioscience and Drug Discovery with “Organs on a Bench,” on the WCVE website. It is part of their “Hot Jobs” series, meant to pique the interest of Virginia students who may be pondering a career in science.
I’m looking forward to doing more with them soon!