WGN Saturday Evening News - Medical Watch

Chicago, U.S.

Defeating compassion fatigue

"I'm in heaven right now!" Unrestrained emotions

This very emotional TV segment is remarkable for a few reasons.

Firstly, it underscores compassion fatigue and what it takes attract attention to a cause. The segment was shot during the U.S. National MS Society's annual convention, the main annual event of the largest MS organization in the world, which was been unable to get any TV coverage. However, our visit attracted the interest of Emmy-award winning journalist Dina Blair, who put together one of the best TV segments on the mission.

Secondly, this piece illustrates most powerfully what the mission meant for so many people with MS, something that is hard to put into words, as you will see from Eric's extremely moving reaction when describing what flying meant to him...

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