I have also written to Barbara Walters after Joy B. made what was the most insensitive remark regarding Heather's prosthetic leg when Heather was on Dancing with the Stars. Heather was to my family an angel who took it upon herself to meet my granddaughter, Sammy Rotman, several weeks after Sammy's full leg amputation. Sammy and her family were guests of Heather on Dancing with the Stars… a moment Sammy will remember for the rest of her life. Heather has been, and continues to be, a wonderful role model for Sammy, who suffers from cancer and is only 8 years old. Heather was not only gracious, kind and thoughtful, but extremely loving to Sammy and her family. There was no exploitation of any sort… which impressed not only our family, but the entire community where we live.
I never received a reply from Barbara Walters or anyone associated with The View… it didn't surprise me. I only hope that Joy never experiences with anyone she loves what losing a limb is like, and what courage it takes to do all the things Heather has shown the world one can do with a disability. Joy has shown and displayed what a shallow individual she is, and uses that characteristic to try and be funny. Shame on Barbara Walters for continuing to allow these types of comments on the show.