For this Treat of the Day, I wanted to take a few moments to say thank you.
Four weeks ago, I experienced a small explosion and fire in my home. I received second- and third-degree burns on several areas of my body. Nov. 13 is my first day anchoring First News at Four and News 3 at Six since the incident. I am grateful to report that I will make a full recovery.
But I couldn't have done it alone.
Thank you to my co-anchors Rusty Surette and Karla Castillo and my producer Hardy Meredith not only for their emotional support but also for picking up my work duties while I was gone.
Thank you to so many close loved ones who cared for me, providing personal care that I couldn't provide myself. (See video for BVTM anchor Noelle Bellow washing my hair in my sink!)
Thank you to my friends across the community who reached out with their thoughts and prayers. I was able to partially camouflage my burnt kitchen with flowers delivered from Texas A&M University, the Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station, my KBTX managers and family, and many more.
Thank you to my Leadership Brazos Class of 2016. I was terrified to even look at the hospital bills until I received the fruits of y'all's wildly generous fundraising efforts.
Finally, thank you to the viewers whom I've never even met for all your kind messages or wordless prayers. It means everything to me that you've allowed me the time and support I needed to recover. And thank you for now welcoming me back into your living rooms with those proverbial open arms.