Life is Good!

April 23, 2012 Updated Apr 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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April 23, 2012 Updated Apr 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM EDT

Wow, wow and WOW! I cannot believe how life has changed in one short year. Last April as we touched down from Paris with 50 viewers, I was whisked away to have my "port" implanted in my upper chest and then it was on to my first chemotherapy session. Needless to say, I wasn't feeling too well. That routine for me lasted for 3 months. When I was strong enough for my next surgery, I had my thyroid removed and suffered the WORST side effect for any broadcaster- Loss of my voice for 3 months! Now, one short year later, my name is called to win the Trailblazer Award at the fist annuall Buffalo Excellence in Media Awards ceremony! It was such an awesome moment! Surrounded by my co-workers and co-nominees, the room filled with all the broadcasters in town. It meant sooo much to me! In my delight I forgot to mention my co-nominees, Jackie Albarella and Lauren Fixx, both deserving talented women. You can be sure that award is resting front and center on my mantle at home. It may be making persal appearances though! I cannot thank everyone for "getting me there" at the awards ceremony. All the prayers and efforts everyone went through so I could stay home and get better. Now I'm back to work, we have a wonderful talented new producer and the show has a new energy. Thank you all!!! xxme