A TV reporter in Florida has taken to Twitter to thank a viewer who emailed her with concerns over a lump on the journalist’s neck.
Victoria Price, an investigative reporter for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida, promptly booked an appointment with her doctor and found out the lump was cancerous.
She wrote on Twitter: “A bit of ~personal news~ to share. Turns out, I have cancer. And I owe it to one of our wonderful @WFLA viewers for bringing it to my attention. I’ll be off work for a bit after tomorrow, but I’ll see y’all soon.”
She also included a selfie where she pointed to the lump on her throat.
A bit of ~personal news~ to share.
Turns out, I have cancer. And I owe it to one of our wonderful @WFLA viewers for bringing it to my attention.
I’ll be off work for a bit after tomorrow, but I’ll see y’all soon 🥰 pic.twitter.com/UMsoj2SjtM
— victoria price (@WFLAVictoria) July 23, 2020
She added via a statement: ‘”8 On Your Side” isn’t just a catchphrase at WFLA. It’s our cornerstone. But the roles reversed when I found a viewer on MY side, and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Price said the viewer emailed her last month and said the lump on her neck reminded the viewer of her own, which turned out to be cancer.
“Had I never received that email, I never would have called my doctor. The cancer would have continued to spread. It’s a scary and humbling thought.
“I will forever be thankful to the woman who went out of her way to email me, a total stranger.”
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