Hi guys! Been a long time since I have updated this section. When I have time, I'll comb the interwebs for some updated videos and photos of fans meeting Josh, DT cast members and other notable folks you would be interested in hearing about. If you have a great story not included on this fan site, please tweet me at @DTonSYFYfans or leave a comment on this blog entry!
My good friend & fellow DT fan Kristin Gdula has lead a truly inspired life. She's in the midst of writing her life memoirs & dedicated a section of it to Josh. She asked me to share it with you all here:
Ki-li. Kiliman-jaro. Ki-li. Kiliman-jaro. Kiii-li. Kiliman-jaaaro.
It was a mantra. It was my pace maker. It was my future. It was my goal.
I repeated it over and over again as each foot hit the pavement.
Kili. Kilimanjaro. Left. Right. Left. Right.
Below the page break are some photos Tricia, Sean's mom, gave me to share with everyone -
During March of 2011, Josh Gates went down to Florida through the Make-a-Wish organization to meet one of his fans, Sean, who lives with DiGeorge Syndrome. Here is their story, from what Sean's mom wrote to me:
"Sean likes all the people, cultures, food and the fact that Josh and the DT Teams are so funny. He thinks when they look for ghosts is scary and worries about Ryder and Jael being scared. Loves all the places that Josh and the DT Team travel to. His most favorite place was Ireland and loved hunting the Banshee on the live telecast and that is was fun, scary and that he got tired doing that....Sean loves all the crazy driving that goes on and the fact that they always have car trouble. When Josh goes crazy driving that reminds him of his Grandpa and he get's to laughing. Make A Wish was an awesome experience for Sean. Meeting Josh was top of his list and he has been smiling every day since Wednesday and was so happy to talk with Josh about his future career in the Film and T.V. Industry. We all as a family enjoyed our day with Josh."
Check out the blog Sean's mom, Patricia, runs about Sean's illness HERE and check out where you can buy a book she wrote about her son HERE. The photo gallery of their meeting with Josh is HERE.
I reached out to Josh, as well as Brad and Danny, at Ping Pong Productions and let them know of a fan named Kellie in her 40's whose health is rapidly declining. They let me know they were sending her along an autograph & Kellie just received it today! Here's the email she sent me:
HI Amanda! Okay, here is my story. I'm not sure how many words you are looking for or how detailed you want it to be. So i'm just gonna give it all to you and you and can do what you want with it :-) (Rest of story after the break)
HERE is an article from WGRZ on fans who waited outside the "GH Live" set meeting Josh, along with quotes from Kris & Amy of "Ghost Hunters"
HERE is the YouTube version video from the link above, in case you are geo-blocked from viewing or it's loading too slow on the home site.
HERE is a video from a fan, Eddie from the Buffalo NY area, who went to hang around outside the event with his family, met Josh & others. He wrote me an account of his event, but I'm waiting to post because I think he's going to send photos & perhaps extended footage of meeting Josh.
The photos above from WBEN.com show some lucky fans who were waiting outside the "GH Live 2010" set meeting Josh. Also, another fan, Andrew from North Tanawanda NY, got to meet Josh after the event was over. Here's what he wrote to me:
"no i dont have any pictures, and i saw him in the buffalo airport [where] im one of the overnight staff there. it was about 5:20 in the morning he just left the event and was flying out, despite being tired he said he enjoyed himself here in buffalo and signed an a piece of paper for me. i said have a good flight and he said have a good day. I just hope i didnt come off as weird or anything."
The whole reason why this site was made. This blog contains either photos and stories of fan encounters contributed word for word by the fans themselves, or in general, photos and descriptions of who we are. Why? Because we're THAT awesome!
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