Wednesday, July 16, 2008

EXTRA

Today I will be filming with EXTRA television show. They have asked to do an exclusive interview with me today and follow me around to experience what a typical day is like for me. I have tried as much as I can to stay away from media at this point in my life. However, the producer pitched the possible story to me in a pretty cool way. They want this to be an inspiration to other cancer survivors. I have agreed to participate.
The story will be a positive cancer survivor story and will show how I am continuing on with my life and how I am not letting cancer ruin my life.
We will film at my house, at the hospital where I have my blood taken as well as at the gym that I work out at on a regular basis.
As soon as I know when the story will be aired on EXTRA I will post a message so you can't miss it on TV.
The crew is here now.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have fun and enjoy using divine discernment in all things.
hugs and blessings
take care
We love you
Chad & Bambi

Susan said...

Hey Luke, Pretty cool. I think your story deserves to be told.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see you on TV again. have fun today with your shoot.

Anonymous said...

Your story does deserve to be told. that must be a blast filming today with a crew from EXTRA. but i am sure you are used to that since being on American Idol. Let us know when it will air. Many of us will be watching.

Anonymous said...

You already are an inspiration to those of us who know of you. It's good for others to hear it as well. Good for you.

Melody said...

We'll be praying for you today, specifically that nothing will be twisted or made to look bad. We know your goal is to glorify God, and we'll pray that the crew of EXTRA will allow that to shine through!

Carry said...

Hi Luke, I pray it goes well and that the crew sees the glory of God shining through you. God bless you Luke.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it, Luke. Hopefully they'll keep their word and tell your story the way you want it to be told. (Psst - See if you can get final approval on the feature!)

Good luck with tomorrow's chemo. (It is tomorrow, right?)

Anonymous said...

It sounds great! Can't wait to see it. I wonder if it'll air around the time of the Indy Idol concert.

CK in MI

twotwo said...

Luke, yes, let us know when exactly extra will be on with your featured story. You are an inspiration to everyone... My continued Prayers, Love, and Success as you continue this journey. Love, twotwo

Carrie said...

I look forward to seeing your story be told and will pray that God is glorified through you! God bless!

Anonymous said...

We saw you filming while we were driving down Main Street today. You were on your motorcycle. Now we know what it was for...Many prayers and blessings to you from the Saunders Family.

Kaitlin said...

That is awesome! I think it is great that you are sharing your story and inspiring others. I hope you had fun taping. I can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Luke -- so many GOOD things happening in your life -- the writing, the media -- I can't wait to see what God's got planned for you.

It's wonderful that you still have energy and enthusiasm because I know the treatment is no piece of cake.

You're in my daily prayers for healing, and that the presence of our Lord will be always close, a source of comfort and inspiration

Julie in Chicago

Anonymous said...

Luke you are AAAAAAMMMMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!
So proud of your strength and courage and determination.

Grace said...

hi luke. i'm a cancer patient myself. cancer doesn't have to own our lives. keep fighting and continue to be inspiration to others. we'll make it through.

Carianne said...

I understand why you might have been hesitant to do this, but it does sound like this will probably be a good thing that can inspire others. Can't wait to see it :)

Good luck in all you do!

Sonya said...

Hey Luke, this sounds like an amazing opportunity for you! Can't wait to see it!

Heather B said...

As I've said before, through YOU, people will get to witness the miracles that GOD performs. Looking forward to the concert and the EXTRA show.

Anonymous said...

Luke-
You are such an inspiration!! Take Care of yourself-Myty DH#2333

Anonymous said...

Luke! According to a comment in your Idol Tour posting, EXTRA is starting to air your story!

However, it hasn't aired yet in my neck of the woods (Detroit), but tomorrow's show (July 25) states that there will be an "American Idol Update", so that could be it. Hope they gave you some advanced notice and you haven't missed it in Indiana.

It might end up on their website, but if not give a shout if you need a copy.

CK in MI

Anonymous said...

Luke...I was just watching the tv show 'EXTRA' a few minutes ago and learned of your profession of faith and of your dealing with cancer. I could'nt help but think and pray for you and my son. He is 36, a new father and a professor at a small christian college outside of Little Rock and is about to start round 2 of chemo for the rare Burkitts form of cancer. I guess I'm writing for two reasons. First to affirm to you that God is sovereign, in control, and will use you to draw many to Him because of how you will(and have) testified to His glory. Secondly, I sense in my heart that each of you would benefit from encouraging each other through your blog sites. When you have a moment, I invite you to http://newunderthesun.blogspot.com/
thanks for giving our family (including a young grandchild or two) the pleasure of your voice and testimony. We are fans in more ways than one. Blessings to you and your family. Aarons dad.

July 24, 2008 2:19 PM

CK from MI said...

HEY EVERYBODY! Luke's feature is now on the Extra website.

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2008/07/luke_menard_american_idol.php

It's a nice positive feature! Hope it was what you hoping for, Luke.

CK from MI

CK from MI said...

OK, it looks like the last part of that web address didn't print. After Luke's name it should read:

_american_idol.php


CK from MI