You Are Not Alone
Today was a special day for me. I was interviewed for a Houston TV show called "Houston Life" on NBC (KPRC 2). It airs everyday at 3pm and my interview will air on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. I am writing this the night before.
The interviewer was Joe Sam, who is new to the Houston area and on this particular show as a reporter/journalist. He was amazing! He was so gracious and nice and I couldn't be any more grateful for his time and efforts to help get the word out about lymphatic malformation and Zac's Attack for a Cure.
He asked me a couple of things that no one has ever asked me before and that sure kept me on my toes, but it was cool because it made me think of things I hadn't really thought of as much. One of the things was just on a personal level, what I like to do for fun, to let go and escape. The answer was easy for me and didn't require too much thought. And by the way, it was BESIDES baseball, which is like my favorite thing. That is except for my family. So, I said that my family for sure - hanging out together and watching movies or doing whatever. Then, second is video games, mostly MLB The Show and starting to get into some Call of Duty.
Another thing he asked me that was a first was, what is my message to all those people out there that are suffering from the same thing I am (lymphatic malformation)? It's crazy, because I have always thought about my message to people that don't know what lymphatic malformation is, but no people who HAVE it and deal with it as well as their families.
But, I tell ya, it didn't take long for it to come to me...
"You are not alone."
That's what I said. And my Dad said he teared up hearing that. Ha, called him out! I also said that they need to know that there are a lot of people out there dealing with the same things, even though most people don't know what LM is. And, that there are people out here fighting for you.
It was pretty deep for it just coming to me and not really answering that question before. But it's true. The LM (lymphatic malformation) community is just that...a community. Together we can support each other, learn from each other and hopefully make some progress towards healing and a cure, together.
I can't wait until we share the interview after it airs tomorrow! Hope you like it.
ZACHARY BERGER, JOE SAM (KPRC 2, HOUSTON LIFE)