KBTC's Full Focus presents A Beautiful Life: The Carol Decker Story

Wednesday, June 13

Carol DeckerTACOMA, Wash. - In June 2008, Enumclaw resident Carol Decker was like any other expectant mother: full of anticipation, and eagerly awaiting the arrival of her second child. But in a matter of hours, a massive reaction to an infection had her fighting for her life.

Sepsis, one of the least-recognized illnesses, attacks more than 258,000 Americans each year [source], and accounts for 17 percent of all hospital deaths [source]. Carol's battle with this reaction resulted in the amputation of three limbs and blindness.

For four years, She has experienced intense pain, despair and frustration. On Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, you can experience first-hand her inspiring journey of Carol's nearly fatal fight with sepsis in A Beautiful Life: The Carol Decker Story. Learn how she has turned her personal struggle into a quest to help others deal with similar challenges through motivational speaking.

A Beautiful Life: The Carol Decker Story is part of KBTC's Emmy Award-winning series, Full Focus, Western Washington's only weekly documentary series. Click here for more information.

Special Note: Carol Decker will be Bates Technical College's featured speaker at the annual Disability Awareness Day in October 2012. Please stay tuned for more information.

About KBTC
KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College in Tacoma. The public television station serves Western Washington with three transmitters and one translator.

By antenna over the air:
KBTC 28.1, 28.2  (Tacoma)
KCKA 15.1, 15.2  (Centralia)
K41KT-D /channel 41  (Grays River-Lebam)
K24IC-D  /channel 24  (Bellingham and North Puget Sound area)

Cable carriage:
Comcast channel 12 - Pierce & King Counties  (Channel 3 in Tacoma)
Comcast (HD) channel 108 - Bellingham, North Puget Sound area
Comcast (SD) channel 71 - Bellingham, North Puget Sound area
Click! (SD) channel 3 - Tacoma
Click! (HD) channel 503 - Tacoma
Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Verizon FiOS channel 28

Satellite carriage:
Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)
DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)