Being on TV. Some people desire it. Some people live for it.
We didn’t want it. We didn’t ask for it. Every time it happens, it reminds us of the first time in 2003: When the media camped outside the university hospital where Eli lay unconscious, as we begged God to save the life of our three-year-old son.
Almost immediately, we realized that God could and would use media coverage for good. Shortly after the accident we released a statement that included a plea to pray for our son. We didn’t really expect that our request would make it to the airwaves. But it did. Verbatim. People prayed. And God saved our son.
Our ongoing story has been shared several times over the past ten years in the media. Most of the reporters took a genuine interest in Eli and have honored our family.
A few weeks ago, WRIC TV-8′s cameraman/videographer Ben Arnold and investigative reporter A.J. Lagoe did an awesome job telling Eli’s Story. They gave their hard work, skill and creativity to produce a seven-minute clip that tells our story better than we do. This segment recently aired as a feature on the local ABC news station and was re-aired on PBS stations throughout Virginia.
Take a look at the story, feel free to share, and please keep praying for Eli’s recovery!