Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Alumni Update: Erin Frisbie ('07)

Our UAT Digital Video alumni continue to do amazing things with their careers, and often keep us updated on what they're doing. 2007 graduate Erin Frisbie recently sent us a story about her work as a producer for SheKnows TV, and her new show "Homergency." Read Erin's story below!
Today is a very special day for me because I am able to share a project that was an amazing experience & opportunity to help a family that was truly in need. In early March the SheKnows TV crew & an enormous team of volunteers went into The Bundy family's house to give them a total home makeover from top to bottom. In late 2011 Scott Bundy, 33, was diagnosed with spinal cancer. He was faced with the difficult decision to have surgery on his spine removing the tumors to continue living to see his young son Jakob, 2, grow up. The surgery would paralyze Scott from the waist down forcing him to live the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

Before Scott was able to come home from the hospital the family needed to remodel a bathroom in the home & install ramps to ensure he had basic access to his house. The local news featured the family on a segment that got the attention of Home Depot who generously donated the time and materials to install ramp access to the house & create a handicap accessible bathroom in the hall bath of the family's home. While these improvements made it possible for Scott to come home, they did not remedy all of the struggles Scott would soon face in everyday life in their house.

SheKnows.com put out a casting call in mid February to find a family in need of a total home makeover. Nicole Dees, a family friend, answered the call & submitted the Bundy's story to myself and rest of the SKTV team. We knew that we had all of the resources to change this family's house & create a living environment that is comfortable & accessible for Scott for years to come.

Today Season 2 of SheKnows.com Homergency went live on our site. Below is the link to the full episodes, I hope you enjoy the show!

SheKnows.com is now casting for Season 3 of Homergency! (Please Note: We are looking for families in the Phoenix area)

Here are links to two stories the local news produced as media coverage of our show and The Bundy's story.



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