Hurricane Rita on 72 Hours – Fiji

If you guessed that the pink hair girl setting off the orange flare was me…you were correct.

(click on the pic below to see the cast listing for my episode)

cast list 72 Hours FijiI’ll be honest.

John and I don’t even own a television. I gave the one I had away in 2010 to one of the moving guys when I got out of the army. We are living in a van by a creek, but have a friend in town that wanted to watch the entire season, so we drive in weekly to see it!

So yeah.

Even we are going to watch it! You should tune in July 19th 10:15pm on TNT! I’m POSITIVE you’ll be entertained.

Epic adventure!

I found out that I made it on the show the same day that my father committed suicide. 72 Hours TNT - Rita Maldonado

I never got to tell him.

Though he was with me the entire way.

What an amazing experience…

If you watch closely, you might even be able to see how I ended up with that gnarlyΒ Rat Lungworm Disease that nearly killed me and forced me to learn to walk again!

P.S. I’d totally do it all again! Soooo much fun!

Check it out! πŸ˜€

Tomorrow’s not guaranteed.

Now for your viewing pleasure….the application video I submitted:

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72 Hours TNT Show - Rita



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7 Responses to Hurricane Rita on 72 Hours – Fiji

  1. Faith M. Tuohy May 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM #

    I don’t think you even knew the extent of your words at the time of this video. They are so poignant and meaningful and little did you know “I can survive” and “I have the longest, largest, hardest…that sounds dirty πŸ˜› tolerance for pain” would be words that RAT LUNG WORM would try to steal from you. I have been following your journey and you have inspired me. Continue to Shine!!!

    • Hurricane Rita May 28, 2013 at 8:24 PM #

      Thank you for your kind words, Faith! Talk about survivors! You are one of the best! Every time I watch that video I chuckle at the longest, largest, hardest….that sounds dirty part! πŸ˜€ Stupid slug. πŸ™‚ Thank you thank you!!!!

  2. diane persons May 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM #

    Oh my gosh,how COOL. Right up your frekin alley .Can”t wait to see the show.

    • Hurricane Rita May 28, 2013 at 8:24 PM #

      It’s going to blow your mind. Soooooooooooo epic!

  3. wearingmyblackness May 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM #

    I’m excited to see this especially because of the weight its timing holds. I might still be in Morocco, but if not I’m going to find a television just to watch. Ahhhh, girl, you’re life. πŸ™‚ Miss you!

    • Hurricane Rita May 28, 2013 at 8:25 PM #

      Tee hee! I’m going to be watched internationally! πŸ˜€ Awesome! Morocco! I’m so stoked for you!!!!

  4. Jeremiah November 12, 2015 at 2:54 PM #

    Rita you are awesome. .hope all is well . And glad you are strong and got through your ordeal with the lungworm contraction ..always hope the best for you .your a beautiful strong woman. And always an open ear here for you. I served myself . And I like hitting the open road myself and exploring :). Anyway enjoy your day be safe πŸ™‚

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