My sweet friend and show host Matt Patrick is fighting the battle of his life right now, and over the last couple of years I have watched him courageously walk through the same fight I was faced with and surprisingly won... for now. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 6, 2014 and told no one.
In fact, the day after my biopsies, I was all wrapped up. We went live from the Houston Rodeo, and it was business as usual. I was in a lot of pain, but pushed through it. "The show must go on." That's how we are at KTRH. A family who always keep the wheels turning and the shows entertaining, no matter what.
Houston Rodeo broadcast 2014.
I went through chemotherapy and all the painful surgeries to make my body well. For a long time, I wore an array of wigs to work and still told no one I had breast cancer... and undergoing chemo. Finally, one summer day in 2014, I went into Matt's office and shut the door to tell him I had breast cancer. And with that voice filled with the compassion he's know for, Matt let me know that he, and everyone here at KTRH would be here for me no matter what. I already knew that though.
I finally went into remission around September, 2014. In October of that year, that's when I decided I wanted to create more awareness about breast cancer. So I decided to do an interview on Matt's afternoon show for KPRC 950. That's my mom in the background. I didn't tell him I was videotaping this interview and no one had ever seen me without a wig prior to this moment. It was a surprise I would share with Matt the following morning. And boy was he surprised!
Click the photo for Matt's reaction to this surprise video...
Things went well for a while, then early that following year, Matt would be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He's always been my hero. We've had a lot in common and have been great colleagues. The BEST! Matt is very dear to all of us here at NewsRadio 740 KTRH and it's truly been difficult to watch this great man, at a stature every bit of 6'4", our sweet host, go through the toughest part of his fight over the last several months. Please keep him in your prayers.
Thanks for listening to our show every morning!