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Sundance Audition on YouTube for Dr. Phil Show - "Real Life Do-Overs" (Project Now Dedicated to De

Sundanceh
Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
This weekend became about honoring departed friends who made a lasting impact on my life. Jennie’s passing has stirred some deep emotions – the last things she told me via text were “in hospital with infection”….and "looking forward to all of the stuff you are doing for the new Sundance venture.”

Sadly, she did not get a chance to read any of that – and I was working on a special project that I finished up over the weekend that I was hoping she could see when she got better – this was a couple of days before I knew of her passing and I had already completed it and released it.

In keeping with the spirit that was the light of Jennie, I wanted to pick up her fallen torch and carry it forward and dedicate this recent project of mine to her memory, because I know she would never give up.

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In a new cooperative venture, The Sundance Channel has now partnered with YouTube and is proud to present you with the first installment of this new channel over on their network.

My new channel on the YouTube dial is – “TheSundanceChannelCH”

Our first show, now playing, is the Sundance Audition for the Dr. Phil Show – “Real Life Do-Over.”

My wife saw an episode last week, where Dr. Phil was offering ‘real-life do-overs’ for an upcoming segment in one of his shows that will be aired on tv. Contestants were asked to submit a video to Dr. Phil and his staff and explain why they would like a Do-Over.

My submission was me asking Dr, Phil for a do-over in helping me with getting my book published, so I could spend whatever time I have with my second life, using that platform to help other folks who find themselves in the same shoes as I did.

In the video, there was one secret that I was holding onto, until I got the book deal inked, but in explaining my motives behind my desires for the project, I told them on how I got the book title – and how I honored another friends’ memory in that process – this is something that I’ve been wanting to tell you for a long time – seems like the right time now.

I’m all about my friends…and holding onto their memories…

Here is the link to my audition tape for the Dr. Phil show for those that would like to follow along…





If you have a Google account and would like to leave a comment, please do so if you would like to participate in this, I would appreciate and could use the support.

If not, well, just watch the video and watch me futz up another golden opportunity:)

It won’t be the first time you’ve seen me fail and fall on my face – likely, not the last time either:)

But, at least I’m trying – any way that I know how…

If you are interested, please help me get this video noticed by watching and or commenting – so that it has a chance – a chance is all that we can really ask for - right?

I’m just going to hope for the best with this project and hope I get a call to appear on Dr. Phil's show and keep the battle against cancer moving forward – Jennie’s passing has once again, made it very personal for me to get our message out.

Kindest regards during this most difficult time for all of us and still your friend.

-Craig

The Sundance Channel
"Story Matters There"
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  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    :)
    I am home today and was able to watch it---good luck Sundance! It's a very sincere video...hope you get picked.
    Tommycat
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    Dear Craig
    Watched and commented on the video. Sure hope that you hear back from Dr. Phil. If anyone deserves the chance, you do.

    You will always be the lion. Don't ever lose the roar.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 715
    I really hope you are selected.
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,710 **
    Video
    Great video and very informative. I'm hoping that Dr. Phil sees this personally and helps you with the publishing. It was good to see a video of you, kind of puts a face with a name. Keep us informed as to if you hear anything. Hoping the best.

    Kim
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    Video
    Great video and very informative. I'm hoping that Dr. Phil sees this personally and helps you with the publishing. It was good to see a video of you, kind of puts a face with a name. Keep us informed as to if you hear anything. Hoping the best.

    Kim

    Thank You All So Much!
    I feel less alone with the community gathered around me:)

    -Craig
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    Hey Craig,
    Good job on the


    Hey Craig,

    Good job on the video! Being on Dr. Phil's show would be a great avenue to your publishing success - if anyone deserves this chance, it's you! :-)

    Hugs,

    Cyn
  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    A person might try to
    A person might try to imagine what it is like to get that horrible diagnoses but until you or the most important person in your life has, you just have no idea what it's like. When your googling life expectancies and get a cold chill through your body when you see it in black and white (even though you sat in that tiny room that very day as a doctor told your husband to get his affairs in order because his time is limited). That is a terrifying place to be (not where anyone should ever have to be) but sadly there are gobs of people that find themselves in that very spot, every day. I have sat in front of my computer in the am's… looking for some hope, begging GOD to relieve my agony and by the grace of GOD I stumbled across the CSN board. I registered and posted in desperation telling anyone that would listen about my Husband’s diagnoses. I can’t even tell you the first person that responded but I know that I needed to hear someone tell me that all was not lost, that they or a loved one is in the same boat and years beyond where a doctor told them they would ever be. Who would’ve thought that someone that is fighting for their own life would stop what they are doing to write a comforting and up lifting note to someone they don’t even know?
    This Board is a gift to so many… I know the human nature gets the best of us sometimes causing some hot posts but I think that everyone can agree that life without this Board would be a lot harder than it already is.
    I hope Dr. Phil watches your video Craig and gives you a chance. I hope my response helps, I didn’t realize that my daughter was logged in so it appears to be by Shelbea
  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324

    A person might try to
    A person might try to imagine what it is like to get that horrible diagnoses but until you or the most important person in your life has, you just have no idea what it's like. When your googling life expectancies and get a cold chill through your body when you see it in black and white (even though you sat in that tiny room that very day as a doctor told your husband to get his affairs in order because his time is limited). That is a terrifying place to be (not where anyone should ever have to be) but sadly there are gobs of people that find themselves in that very spot, every day. I have sat in front of my computer in the am's… looking for some hope, begging GOD to relieve my agony and by the grace of GOD I stumbled across the CSN board. I registered and posted in desperation telling anyone that would listen about my Husband’s diagnoses. I can’t even tell you the first person that responded but I know that I needed to hear someone tell me that all was not lost, that they or a loved one is in the same boat and years beyond where a doctor told them they would ever be. Who would’ve thought that someone that is fighting for their own life would stop what they are doing to write a comforting and up lifting note to someone they don’t even know?
    This Board is a gift to so many… I know the human nature gets the best of us sometimes causing some hot posts but I think that everyone can agree that life without this Board would be a lot harder than it already is.
    I hope Dr. Phil watches your video Craig and gives you a chance. I hope my response helps, I didn’t realize that my daughter was logged in so it appears to be by Shelbea

    Craig
    I watched your video and it brought tears to my eyes, especially as you spoke of "Chickie", our beautiful Donna. If Dr. Phil has a heart, he will feel your sincerity. I do so hope he will give you a chance.

    Brenda, your post was so "right on". It is a heart stopping moment to hear that someone you love has cancer and our board is the life preserver in a very stormy sea.

    Luv,

    Wolfen
  • So Worried
    So Worried Member Posts: 111
    Hello Craig,

    I watched your youtube video and I want to wish you LOTS of luck. I hope Dr. Phil picks you. Your video was very genuine and heartfelt. I am a new person here, but I want to wish you tons of luck!!!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Big Thanks to the New Folks for Watching...
    Well, it's nice to meet the new folks, Marbleotis and So Worried:)

    And of course, let's don't forget Brenda:)

    Thank you for taking your time to check it out - I know many of you don't know me...the board turns over quite a bit and so it takes time to get to know all of the new arrivals. Most will say, sorry that you found us...but I won't.

    I'm glad that you found us:)

    It took me five-years of my cancer fight before I ever knew this place existed...I walked alone that whole time with nothing but my thoughts to keep me company...one of the reasons I can't stop talking, LOL!

    Anyway, thank you guys for your support for the video and for those that were able to comment towards it. There are alot of stories and I don't know what it will take for their staff to make their decision - I sure don't envy them though.

    I was getting a few views from the YT community, then I saw the numbers going up more, so I attributed that to the folks here who were viewing and incrementing the numbers to help me - so a big thank you to everyone that has participated.

    Looks like we're at 100...but it's only been three days, so maybe I can catch up to the other folks. I'll take my best shot though - it looks like this is another one that is out of my hands, but I gave it another earnest attempt.

    When am I ever going to learn?

    The world just "ain't" ready for me yet:)

    LOL!

    Thank you!

    -Craig
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    your our star already
    It's a sweet, dedication.
    Goodluck with Doctor Phil.
    My friends say I look like him.
    Hugs,
    Pete
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    I also hope you get lots of repeats.
    Hugs,
    Pete
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
    Sundanceh said:

    Big Thanks to the New Folks for Watching...
    Well, it's nice to meet the new folks, Marbleotis and So Worried:)

    And of course, let's don't forget Brenda:)

    Thank you for taking your time to check it out - I know many of you don't know me...the board turns over quite a bit and so it takes time to get to know all of the new arrivals. Most will say, sorry that you found us...but I won't.

    I'm glad that you found us:)

    It took me five-years of my cancer fight before I ever knew this place existed...I walked alone that whole time with nothing but my thoughts to keep me company...one of the reasons I can't stop talking, LOL!

    Anyway, thank you guys for your support for the video and for those that were able to comment towards it. There are alot of stories and I don't know what it will take for their staff to make their decision - I sure don't envy them though.

    I was getting a few views from the YT community, then I saw the numbers going up more, so I attributed that to the folks here who were viewing and incrementing the numbers to help me - so a big thank you to everyone that has participated.

    Looks like we're at 100...but it's only been three days, so maybe I can catch up to the other folks. I'll take my best shot though - it looks like this is another one that is out of my hands, but I gave it another earnest attempt.

    When am I ever going to learn?

    The world just "ain't" ready for me yet:)

    LOL!

    Thank you!

    -Craig

    what a
    great video.i so admire you and i hope Dr.Phil does see this or at least someone on his staff.it would be great if you could move on to the next step of the publishing process.you have touched so many lives here and it would be awesome for your book to reach so many more...Godbless...johnnybegood
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    what a
    great video.i so admire you and i hope Dr.Phil does see this or at least someone on his staff.it would be great if you could move on to the next step of the publishing process.you have touched so many lives here and it would be awesome for your book to reach so many more...Godbless...johnnybegood

    JBG:)
    I'm just so glad you felt well enough to sit through all of that:)

    LOL!

    But, really I am glad that you and your mom are riding along with me on this...I care about you both.

    I know I said that I "Got too close", J...but I just can't help myself...I have to get close if I'm going to be of any value here and a friend to all that will have me...

    I'm either in - or I'm out...and with the community here, I've always been "All In."

    I don't know any other way - and don't want to know. The losses hurt - but the gains still outweigh the losses....if it didn't hurt, that would mean that the person did not mean much to us - thus the pain.

    But still, I've enjoyed talking with you and Mama and getting to know you - she's been a dear friend to me - just so grateful you are both in this community.

    You know I'm pulling for you - I know it's rough and you've had a hard battle. Whenever I see you respond to a post of mine - I always think of how hard it must have been to gather the strength to post to me. I know how hard it was for me to post to others last year when I was so deathly sick.

    That's very special to me.

    Thank you for watching - and I'm still watching out for you - I think of you and your mom often:)

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    your our star already
    It's a sweet, dedication.
    Goodluck with Doctor Phil.
    My friends say I look like him.
    Hugs,
    Pete

    But Where's Your Moustache?
    LOL, Pete:)

    Thanks again.

    Hopefully I would do better on the tube than I did on the video:)

    But, don't bet on it:)

    -Craig
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Craig
    Finally saw the tape. Best of luck with Dr. Phil!!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    danker said:

    Craig
    Finally saw the tape. Best of luck with Dr. Phil!!

    Thanks, Dan!
    I appreciate the support - it will take luck:)

    -c
  • dmj101
    dmj101 Member Posts: 527
    Way to Go!!!!
    I hope Phill

    Way to Go!!!!
    I hope Phill helps you out..
    Best of luck
    Donna
  • steved
    steved Member Posts: 834
    WAtched it
    Enjoyed hearing you talk about your aim and really like the dedication. Most of all I liked being able to put a face to a name- really makes this board more human (like you I am most intereted in the human impacts of cancer) and perhaps more of us should post videos and pictures of ourselves to help link this community beyond the faceless posts we all use.

    Actually it reminded me of how we form false images of people from their posts- Irealised I had formed an image of you in my mind from reading your writing adn you look nothing like it.For some reason in my mind you had grey hair and were much older(perhaps to reflect the wisdom you write). Strange how we do that.

    Thanks for bringing more 'human-ness' to this site

    steve
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    Dear Craig, I just saw this
    Dear Craig, I just saw this and went on to u tube. Your are amazing and I will be praying for the best outcome.If your book gets published it will be wonderful, but IF the worst should happen and it doesn't, you will still have made a difference in so many lives. Remember that pebble in the pond? The ripples are innumerable.
    So is your impact. You carry Jennie's torch high & bright. No matter what happens, you will keep it going. Cause that is who you are.
    Love you my friend,
    Judy
  • toyfox
    toyfox Member Posts: 158
    craig
    Watched the video....we both hope the best for you.
    No matter what happens you have been a light for many.
    Take care....Linda
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    toyfox said:

    craig
    Watched the video....we both hope the best for you.
    No matter what happens you have been a light for many.
    Take care....Linda

    Oh my gosh Craig....I'm
    Oh my gosh Craig....I'm sitting downstairs in an quiet place and my oldest son all of a sudden in the background speaks up (I had no clue he was there) what are you watching....I've now got some splaining to do.....I can quietly go on this site and no one knows....but there you are loud and clear and my kids are asking. I explain your battle and how you've been at this for 8 years (good lord how I'm hoping for 8 years). Just so you know you've now got some 24 year olds that think you're a really cool guy!!! I really need to stay away from your posts, you just make me cry. L
  • Joy1216
    Joy1216 Member Posts: 290
    Wow!
    Craig, I loved your video. I know that Dr. Phil will be moved by your story and your sincerity.
    Joy
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Bartholomew
    I will check it out and give it the "Thumbs up" for sure!
    Pedro...
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    smokeyjoe said:

    Oh my gosh Craig....I'm
    Oh my gosh Craig....I'm sitting downstairs in an quiet place and my oldest son all of a sudden in the background speaks up (I had no clue he was there) what are you watching....I've now got some splaining to do.....I can quietly go on this site and no one knows....but there you are loud and clear and my kids are asking. I explain your battle and how you've been at this for 8 years (good lord how I'm hoping for 8 years). Just so you know you've now got some 24 year olds that think you're a really cool guy!!! I really need to stay away from your posts, you just make me cry. L

    Smokey:)
    Dear L:)

    What a great story!

    I'm sorry I blew your cover...I am Texas Loud & Texas Proud, LOL!

    It looks like it turned out to be a wonderful opportunity to share this experience with your children though, no matter their age. And perhaps they walked away with an even greater understanding of what you - and we face on an everyday basis.

    That can never be a bad thing. I think the greatest thing is that I'm able to reach you on a level that would be very hard to breach if your heart wasn't in the right place:)

    Somtimes, I'm like Georgie Porgie - "I make all the girls cry."

    But to be honest, when I read my own stuff, it makes me cry too - that's how I know it's got the chance to be good. I write the good stuff and laugh too...some of my recent Sundance Channel stuff has alot of feel-good moments - and a couple of more still to come before I close that story out.

    Tell your "youngun's" thank you and I appreciate their support - am glad they liked the video. It's nice to still be cool:)

    Life is always about opportunity - and here you didn't shy away - you just used that opportunity to teach and enlighten your children. I'm so glad that you handled it that way. Maybe now, they see that this disease has another face - and they see somebody else doing it - and they know you will too.

    "Out of the shadows - and into the light" - we all grow when we do that.

    I'm your friend, L....don't leave me:)!

    And in all sincerity, thank you very much for being with me and being so supportive.

    You don't want me to go changin', do you?

    LOL!

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    PhillieG said:

    Bartholomew
    I will check it out and give it the "Thumbs up" for sure!
    Pedro...

    Ralph?
    What am I going to do with you brother?

    :)

    Call me what you want - just don't be callin' me late to supper:)

    LOL!

    Thanks for your support, Phil...and definaitely hit the LIKE button, I need all the votes I can get. Thanks again.

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Joy1216 said:

    Wow!
    Craig, I loved your video. I know that Dr. Phil will be moved by your story and your sincerity.
    Joy

    Joy
    Thanks so much for watching and we'll hope for the best:)

    -c
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Sundanceh said:

    Ralph?
    What am I going to do with you brother?

    :)

    Call me what you want - just don't be callin' me late to supper:)

    LOL!

    Thanks for your support, Phil...and definaitely hit the LIKE button, I need all the votes I can get. Thanks again.

    -Craig

    Craig
    helloo Craig......here I am recently arrived from the north woods. Watched your video and blubbered like a darned fool.....when you started to talk about Donna I just lost it. I am shocked to hear about Jen......gosh it makes me afraid to open this forum sometimes.

    good luck leo .......pulling for you big boy

    love always.......mags
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    maglets said:

    Craig
    helloo Craig......here I am recently arrived from the north woods. Watched your video and blubbered like a darned fool.....when you started to talk about Donna I just lost it. I am shocked to hear about Jen......gosh it makes me afraid to open this forum sometimes.

    good luck leo .......pulling for you big boy

    love always.......mags

    Hi Maggie May:)
    Yep, me too...as you saw, I barely made it talking about Chicky, before I got slightly unhinged and left a few tears for the world to see...I figured I'd leave it just as I shot it - real and uncensored.

    The Lion did die after Donna passed. But, as I said, her nickname for me became the inspiration behind the title for the book - it is a tribute to her. Makes me very sad that she is not here to see any of this. I miss hearing what she would have said.

    I'm so glad to see you!!

    Losing Jennie was pretty sudden for all of us - we had sat down to watch tv and were actually in decent spirits for a change - and then we got word....it was a shock! The community has shed a few tears, which means that she was valued here.

    Tears are the lubrication for the soul - they keep our insides oiled:)

    Well, I'm so glad that you are all a part of this - just means more to me that way. I feel like the community is there with me while we try this - otherwise I'd be battling alone...I've done enough of that.

    We're close to 200 views!

    I know it's hard to come here sometimes - but us friends, and especially us ol' timers gotta' stay together, right?

    Love you too!

    -Leo:)
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    steved said:

    WAtched it
    Enjoyed hearing you talk about your aim and really like the dedication. Most of all I liked being able to put a face to a name- really makes this board more human (like you I am most intereted in the human impacts of cancer) and perhaps more of us should post videos and pictures of ourselves to help link this community beyond the faceless posts we all use.

    Actually it reminded me of how we form false images of people from their posts- Irealised I had formed an image of you in my mind from reading your writing adn you look nothing like it.For some reason in my mind you had grey hair and were much older(perhaps to reflect the wisdom you write). Strange how we do that.

    Thanks for bringing more 'human-ness' to this site

    steve

    steved
    I agree with you. But where is you photo???