|Lowe & Wilson Honored for Story about Raeford Boy
WRAL-TV Reporter Christi Lowe
WRAL-TV Chief Photographer Ed Wilson
A WRAL-TV team recently received an honor for their work reporting. WRAL-TV Reporter Christi Lowe and Chief Photographer Ed Wilson did a story about a young boy from Raeford who needed new prosthetic eyes last October. The Raleigh Mayor’s office took notice and honored the pair.
The story focused on 7-year-old Sammy Sosa. Entitled, “Teachers, Classmates Helping Blind Boy Get New Eyes,” the story brought attention to the efforts of teachers at J.W. McLaughlin Elementary School to raise money for his new eyes.
The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities took note of the story. The committee advises the Raleigh Mayor on “helping people with disabilities in the Raleigh participate in the economic and social life of the community.”
Each year the committee recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals or groups that have had a significant impact on the community of persons with disabilities. At the annual awards banquet on Thursday, November 15, 2007, Lowe & Wilson received the Media Award for their story.