I testified before the Senate judiciary subcommittee on 10/20, along side Elizabeth Edwards. Al Franken was there, which was cool--he made some funny faces during the hearing and then nailed a conservative policy wonk with his questions. It was a whirlwind trip to DC--less than 24 hours, lots of nerves, then the "high" after my testimony was done.
A link to the full hearing (I testify first)--http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/289547-1
The story was quickly picked up and covered on CNN, then the bill and our story were covered on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. Hearing Keith say my name was pretty awesome--have had a crush on him since his days at ESPN!!!
Link to Countdown Video--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mxha9xbOSk
I got to do a live interview on MSNBC at the local NBC affiliate the day after the testimony (will try to upload soon) and then did an interview for an NPR show called "The Takeaway", which is out of NY--http://www.thetakeaway.org/stories/2009/oct/23/bankruptcies-rise-medical-debt/
There was an AP story with a picture of me and Elizabeth Edwards that got picked up by many newspapers--including the Providence Journal, Boston Globe, Guardian (UK!) and the NY Times. I am in the newspaper of record!!!!!
Today I did an interview with Fox 25 in Boston--http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfoxboston.com%2Fdpp%2Fmorning%2Ffighting-to-fix-medical-bankruptcy-laws&h=c9d343eb2a0c69b096d48bb9a1937ba3
It's been quite a trip over the past few weeks. It feels good to be able to do SOMETHING that might help others in our situation in the future. But talking about Finn and what we went through, as composed as I have looked on TV, has been very trying at times. I miss him every moment of every day.
Many thanks to those who have watched and responded to my appearances! Your support means alot!