Friday, April 13, 2012

The amazing adventures of Steve and Lucas...

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog titled Pediatric research: the power of one...and a half. It told the story of Steve Van Wormer and his ten year old son, Lucas and how they are building awareness of PH by creating public service announcements.

This is a story of people fighting to make things better; it's a story well worth updating.  Steve and Lucas are an inspiration to us all - showing us every day what’s possible when people decide to make a difference.

Here’s some of what’s been happening since my last blog…

Shortly after the first PSA was released, UCLA Health System issued a press release on the Van Wormer’s efforts.  This led to a number of stories, including blogs on emax Health News and The Baby Center.
Then came a surprise call from the actress Florence Henderson who Steve had worked with several years before.  She had been moved by Lucas’ story and offered her support.

There’s lots more in the works…but one more thing that should be mentioned now.  Steve was recently contacted by a voice over company.  They want to sign young Lucas to a contract!

Listen to Lucas and decide what you think?

This may turn out to be my most updated blog ever.  A few weeks ago Mollie Katz on our staff submitted Steve's PSA's for in WestGlen Communications 4th Annual Give Back Satellite Feed.  Today, (April 17), we got word that all four will be included in a satellite feed on April 19, where they will become available to over 1,000 TV stations!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! GOD has given HIS Power through his voice! HE continues to Amaze us!