2.10.2012

CNN article--Update

My daughter was approached by Sanjay Gupta's producer. They wanted her to do an interview with her school principal. It was quite an experience.
Here are a few pics that we took.








My daughter is the actress on the far right. We became this campaign back in Feb/Mar 2011. It has been a whirlwind. She had a chance to be on the Today Show and we flew to NY to do it. We have been on local TV. She is one of my biggest motivators because I need to show her can can over come this and get healthy if she put in the work.
Click on the pic to link to the article.

Click HERE for the FB page with our 1st Webisode.

Here is a video spot of Me and Maya....

14 comments:

  1. OMG, I've seen her billboards around town! I won't lie the first thing that I thought when I saw her, was why did she have to be black? The ad had made me feel like they were making it seem like a black problem vs something that effects all children. (Maybe it was my insecurities and seeing your daughter was like looking at me.) I do realize that it does effects Latino and Black children more. I think the ad is very real and it puts a face (your daughter's) face to the epidemic. I can't wait to read the article later.

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  2. Wow - your daughter comes across as super mature in that article, and the changes she's making will be for life. Good for her for making such a great decision to get out there and make a statement, and then really do something about it!

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  3. Wow! Nothing more motivating than your own child and the healthy future of both of you and your whole family. It does sound like a whirlwind!

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  4. I just read the article... Amazing!

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  5. Stormy... Thank you for sharing that. You and your daughter are beautiful!

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  6. Wow. That's amazing that your daughter is involved in something like that. I wish you and your family every success in your journey together x

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  7. What a great program! What type of support are they offering Maya for participating? Healthy habits are so important for our children, I have a teen who doesn't want to eat anything but McDonalds and I don't even like McDonalds so that bad habit didn't come from me..lol It's good that Maya is taking an interest in her health at such a young age...that way she won't end up like me well past the age of 20 struggling to lose this weight now.

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  8. I love the webisode of you and Maya and really enjoyed doing Black Girls Run with you ladies!! Enjoy your week! :-)

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  9. I love how societal consciousness has evolved. I have memory of true hurt as an overweight child in the late 60's. Love and peace? Not in my school. I remember crying as being called fat related names and looking at my teacher in hope she would stop it. She just looked away and let it continue. And I was not really terribly fat. I know what did it to me. Pepsi. I had an endless tab at the club where my family were members.

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  10. Wow, this is very interesting. That you for sharing this with us Stormy. I'm off to read the articles right now

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  11. I've seen that ad every where! Your daughter is a great motivator for other kids and even adults too!

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  12. They need to do something like this in Australia.

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  13. Wow, what an incredible opportunity for you and your daughter - It's a pretty unique source of motivation for sure!!! That article is packed with powerful stuff.

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