Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Moganko's FOX 9 News Debut!

Everything happens for a reason. I don't know why it does, but I believe it JUST DOES.

Before I go any further, it's important that I mention my friend and high school classmate, Amy, who was the main reason this story even happened in the first place. She is remarkable in her own right and if you take a moment to click on this link you'll see why:

Woman Conceives Despite Brain Injury

Amy talked me up to FOX 9 reporter Scott Wasserman—the reporter who told her story—and encouraged him to contact me for a future segment. After a few phone conversations, Scott the Reporter, Tim the Camera Man and Josh the "Puppeteer" ( I use that term loosely) ended up filming on Monday morning. Together we created a great story I am proud to share with you. Take a look:

Maplewood Puppeteer Cheers Children with Cystic Fibrosis:

I loved this story. Not because I was on the news or because people sang my praises, but because it made me feel like what I'm doing matters. Not just to the CF Community, but to people who have very little knowledge of what CF is and what it does. That is the entire point of Moganko and the essence of the "Moganko CF Project". That puppet teaches children about CF, facilitates conversations between CF patients and their loved ones and provides CF awareness to general public in a unique way. Guess what else? You were all there with me. Every person who had ever read this blog or watched my videos was sitting beside me on that couch Monday morning. You make me the man I am and this whole thing couldn't have happened without you. Period.

If the past 24 hours is any indication of the kind of support I've got behind me for the "Moganko CF Project", then I know I'll have nothing to worry about when I finally finish our long awaited "masterpiece". Thank you to Scott Wasserman and FOX 9 News for spending your valuable time sharing our story with Minnesota and the world. To all the people that found my blog because of it: Welcome to Joshland. Stay tuned and get ready because the little orange dude and I are just getting started.

Update: As of 4:45 PM on 8/17/2011, my story has 1000+ Facebook recommendations! I sent an email to Scott Wasserman and asked him if that was a good number. His reply: "100 is a good number and the most I've ever recalled having was 1,000, so, yeah, I'd say people liked it." :-) You, my Facebook friends, are A-FREAKING- MAZING! I love you all very much. I promise I won't let you down!

Peaceful things and lots of love,


1 comment:

  1. Josh- thanks so much for what you do. We have a 2.5 year old daughter with CF. Your videos are so inspirational and make me tear up. Our children need encouragement and strength- you help make that happen. hugs! Sandy


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