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Those in the mainstream media are obsessed with Fox News and its anchors and contributors. The obsession is at least in part purely jealousy; Fox dominates ratings consistently and were it not for airports, gyms, and bars, one has to wonder what ratings at CNN would actually look like. There is, certainly, plenty about the network (indeed, at every network) worthy of criticism, but this same Fox Derangement Syndrome makes it impossible to praise when praise is due. The last few weeks, two Fox personalities have used their platforms for good; highlighting two medical conditions impacting their families. If we lived in a sane and calmer political climate, their actions would be news across the networks, not just on Fox’s airwaves.
Over the weekend, Ed Henry appeared on Fox & Friends and told the emotional story of his decision to donate part of his liver to his sister, suffering from a liver disease:
WATCH: An emotional Ed Henry says he will donate part of his liver to his sister who is suffering from a hereditary liver disorder.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) July 7, 2019
Henry’s sacrifice isn’t just incredible for what it is, but his willingness to be open about the surgery, despite how emotional it is, is a blessing for other families with relatives on liver transplant lists. The fact that live liver donation is possible, that for both parties the liver regenerates back to normal size and function, isn’t well-known. Henry’s decision to be public about his donation will help spread awareness of the surgery, and will certainly save lives in the process.
Another Fox host, Janice Dean, is living with Multiple sclerosis (MS). While most Americans think of being confined to a wheelchair when they think of MS, Dean shows there’s another way. That’s not to say she isn’t honest about the pain involved with the disease, but she also, day after day, inspires hope for those who have been newly diagnosed that there is still plenty of life left to live. At the end of June, Dean was honest about a flare-up she was experiencing:
A week ago I posted this selfie during an #ms flare up. A week later I’m feeling much better. A reminder that after the rain, the sun always reappears. After the pain, joy will still be here. ? #mostlysunny ☀️ pic.twitter.com/yZWW8FhDsa
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) June 28, 2019
And this week, she’s been posting pictures of hiking through Hawaii with her husband and two sons:
The rest, they say, is history. It’s been a dream of ours to take our boys on that trail where it all began. I feel so blessed today to be here in this beautiful, magical place with the people I love the most. On a mountain that we climbed all together. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HnHbCWOPhB
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 7, 2019
Henry’s surgery is tomorrow; please say a prayer for both Ed and his sister.