Saturday, August 14, 2010

Updates on Tanya

The TV documentary about Tanya Angus, "Help! I'm Turning Into a Giant," is being rebroadcast in the next few days.  The next airtimes are Aug 15, 9:00 am and Aug 16, 1:00 pm.  Thanks to Tina for the tip!

In case you haven't heard, Tanya's surgery that was scheduled for this summer was cancelled, despite the support of her local community to provide custom transportation to get her to the hospital.  Tanya and her family are having a tough time with the setback, so your thoughts and prayers are appreciated!  Check out Tanya's website or blog and leave some encouraging messages!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The World's Tallest Man: Still Growing on TLC

Another show on the life of someone living with giantism is coming up Sunday, Ausgust 8 at 10/9c. I received this via e-mail from one of TLC's publicists:

"At over 8 feet tall, Sultan Kosen is the world's tallest man ... and he is still growing! In this all-new TLC special, we follow his extraordinary journey around the world not only in search of a cure to his gigantism but also to overcome his lonely existence.

As young boy in a Turkish village, Sultan dreamed of a simple life - to grow up, have a job and find a wife. At the age of 8, Sultan began to grow uncontrollably and by his teenage years, the extreme growth had forced him into isolation. Continuing to grow, he soon became the 'World's Tallest Man' which brought Sultan fame and opportunities to travel around the world. While confronting his dangerous condition with medical attention, Sultan begins to seek out relationships. More than anything, Sultan longs for a wife and looks for love online, resulting in his first date ever. He also travels to the US to meet America's tallest man, former Harlem Globetrotters George Bell, and is encouraged with the new friendship. Although still growing, Sultan now lives with newfound confidence and bravery despite the continued threat to his life and his dreams."

Here's the preview: