News reporter, Victoria Price, who works with NBC affiliate WFLA-TV in Tampa, is extremely grateful after a viewer encouraged her to have a doctor give her a physical.
The concerned viewer noticed a lump on Price’s throat and sent her an email gently advising her to get it checked out.
Price acted on the advice and later took to Facebook to express her gratitude.
“As a journalist, it’s been full throttle since the pandemic began. Never-ending shifts in a never-ending news cycle. Adjusting to remote workflows and in my case, taking on a new investigative role. We were covering the most important health story in a century, but my own health was the farthest thing from my mind. Until a viewer emailed me last month.
She saw a lump on my neck. Said it reminded her of her own. Hers was cancer.Turns out, mine is too.
COVID created some diagnostic delays but I’ll finally be undergoing surgery this Monday to remove the tumor, my thyroid, and a couple of the nearby lymph nodes. Doctor says it’s spreading, but not too much, and we’re hopeful this will be my first and last procedure.
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. She had zero obligation to, but she did anyway. Talk about being on your side, huh?
The world is a tough place these days. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Take care of each other.
Love y’all and see you soon.”
After the post, people flooded Price’s feed with heartwarming encouragement as well as passing along thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.
Wishing Victoria a speedy recovery!
For a closer look at Victoria Price, check out her anchor/reporters reel in the video below.