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What about Oprah?

Postby emily kates mom » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:33 am

by emily kates mom (130 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:33 am

What is the possibilty of trying to appear on the show? They have sections on their website that ask for show suggestions. The Oprah show seems like such a great way to get the word out since it has such a large female audience. She seems willing to donate to worthy causes. I'd love to see some of our ladies tell their stories, and I'd love to tell mine. What do you think? I'll be glad to help with this effort in any way possible! Let me know -

steveandallison623@hotmail.com
(I don't think it works when you try to do it directly from this site.[:0])



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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby tommysmommy21004 » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:35 am

by tommysmommy21004 (1215 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:35 am

I know people from my HELLP syndrome support group recently wrote to Oprah, but I haven't heard anything yet as to the outcome of it. I'll keep you posted.

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby youtan » Mon Jan 10, 2005 01:18 pm

by youtan (1592 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 01:18 pm

There have been others with the same thoughts. Here are a few past topics on this area:

About Dr. Phil:
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2316

About Oprah:
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2082
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2752
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1436

My mother actually sent a message to Oprah several years back about our family's experiences with preE.

At any rate, I don't think we should give up. . Maybe she'll (or her PR people) will get more interested now that there has been a little more coverage in the news lately.

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby kdreher » Mon Jan 10, 2005 03:27 pm

by kdreher (2482 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 03:27 pm

I have sent many letters/emails w/ no replies.

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Working on a little miracle for 2005!

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby tommysmommy21004 » Mon Jan 10, 2005 03:47 pm

by tommysmommy21004 (1215 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 03:47 pm

That's too bad that we haven't gotten more response out of these people. (Oprah, etc) It's like one of my friends said from my HELLP support group that if a famous person came down with this, then it would instanteously become public knowledge and gain attention. Sucks, doesn't it?

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby bhesseling » Mon Jan 10, 2005 05:38 pm

by bhesseling (171 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 05:38 pm

Great idea! Oprah would be the perfect forum to discuss. Keep me updated.

Oh...and I think we all deserve some gifts also.....maybe a car :)

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby tommysmommy21004 » Mon Jan 10, 2005 06:58 pm

by tommysmommy21004 (1215 Posts), Mon Jan 10, 2005 06:58 pm

That would be awesome, Beth!!!

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby kpowers » Tue Jan 25, 2005 06:47 pm

by kpowers (132 Posts), Tue Jan 25, 2005 06:47 pm

I figure if everyone writes to her with different facts and stores then maybe her producers will get the point that it is the number 1 cause well you get the point.
http://www.oprah.com/email/reach/email_showideas.jhtml

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby jump-jo » Wed Jan 26, 2005 05:42 am

by jump-jo (25 Posts), Wed Jan 26, 2005 05:42 am

Sending e-mails to Oprah and Dr. Phil today. I hope this helps. I also think the braclets and car ribbons are a GREAT idea.

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Re : What about Oprah?

Postby melissam » Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:04 pm

by melissam (3074 Posts), Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:04 pm

I am with Beth, I could use a few gifts and a new car.

Personally I am not an Oprah watcher...it comes on while I am at work. But I will send the e-mails with my story too.

I think it is a great idea.

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