From WSLS:ROANOKE, VA -
The K92 Morning Thang is missing one of its co-workers. "Everybody has that person in the office that handles everything and knows where everything is," said DJ Zack Jackson. "They have a system that makes no sense to anybody else and probable isn't an efficient system but when they're not around nobody even knows where pen are around here."
Jackson is referring to receptionist Stephanie Campbell, known around the broadcast building as Sophie. Right now, she's is working on healing at Duke where she's fighting a rare form of Lymphoma and away from her husband and son who has cerebral palsy and himself needs constant care.
Sophie told Facebook friends last week it's the hardest thing she's ever done. As bad as her illness is, she says there's no one else she would want to have it. It's the kind of selfless attitude Sophie's co-workers have come to know about her even in the midst of her personal struggles. "If there were ever a person who could come in everyday and could hang their head and play the victim, I'd forgive her, I could understand how she could do that but she never did that," explained Leonard Wheeler. Instead, Sophie greeted co-workers clients and listeners who come in with a memorable smile.
The station put together a YouTube video to cheer her up, showing how things aren't the same without her. "It's that person that is smiling, positive face in your life everyday," Jackson said. A smile they're hoping to see back soon.
Sophie's colleagues at Wheeler Broadcasting have set up a website to share pictures and updates and also as a way to accept donations from the many people wanting to help her heal. You can find it here.WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va
July 31, 2013
The past few days have been great! All of Sophie's white blood cell levels are going up (sign of her recovering from chemo well) and her energy level gets better every day.
She watched the video you folks made her today for the first time all the way through and it really raised her spirits and made her laugh. She was introducing all of you to the nurse and me as the video played, and it was a really good time.
Thanks again for sending Sophie all your love and support,