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Jason Picetti, aka ALS Boy, will be making his live television debut this upcoming Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2009. He will be appearing on the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, which is broadcast on KTVU, Channel 2 in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. He is scheduled to be interviewed between 2:10 pm and 2:40 pm.
When asked about what this opportunity means to him personally, Jason said, “I am very excited to be a part of such a venerable tradition like the Jerry Lewis Telethon. It means a lot to me to be invited to participate in this worthwhile cause. And besides, maybe my Z List celebrity status will rise to the D (for disabled) List as a result of being on the show.”
Joining him on the segment will be his wife, Fehmeen, and their 17-month old daughter, Emma. On the subject of being interviewed, Fehmeen had this to say: “Only my husband Jason would agree to an interview when he knows that he is no longer capable of speaking himself. I’m the one who is going to get stuck doing all the talking while he just sits there grinning like a cheshire cat. I swear, things always seem to work out for that guy.”
When asked about what she is looking forward to, Emma hopes that the studio has good “snacks”. She is also excited about showing everyone her “shoes” and can’t wait to tell everybody that she is Mama and Dada’s “hope”.