September 25, 2023

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Emmy winner in Columbus’ Hilltop on balanced dwelling

Melinda DelFratte is just your regular 62-yr-previous from the Hilltop who likes to swim and bike and run.

Besides her devotion to activity — and her sister  landed her an Emmy.

The spunky, shorter-haired Columbus resident has the award nonchalantly resting on her piano, but even she will get starstruck by the piece of hardware she obtained in October at the 64th once-a-year New York Emmy Awards.

“It’s surreal,” DelFratte reported. “To feel that I basically am an Emmy winner is just unbelievable. It is still even tricky to wrap my brain all over.” 

She was 1 of two subjects involved in a documentary referred to as “500+ The Ride of a Lifetime” that was introduced in 2019. The movie, available on YouTube, shows DelFratte taking part in the Empire Condition Experience — a 540-mile bicycle ride from New York Town to Niagara Falls, New York that raises funds for most cancers research — and describing her sister’s two-time battle with the ailment.

The virtually 12-minute movie won an Emmy for human desire extensive-form documentary (lengthier than 10 minutes).

Now, she aims to use the practical experience as inspiration to acquire matters a phase even more and grow to be an advocate for folks to stay a far more lively lifestyle. 

“If I could adjust one person’s thoughts to reside a more healthy life style, then it is all value it,” she reported.