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Woodruff works his way back

<p>There was a blinding flash of light and a loud explosion. ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff’s life changed in an instant.</p>

There was a blinding flash of light and a loud explosion. ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff’s life changed in an instant. In Iraq to report on U.S. troops in 2006, Woodruff was in an armoured vehicle when a roadside bomb exploded, leaving him with serious head injuries. In a medically induced coma for 36 days, the recovery was long and tortuous as he willed his damaged brain to heal and struggled to speak again. Now back at work at ABC as a correspondent, Bob Woodruff is coming to Canada to tell his story at the Ability and Beyond Gala in aid of March of Dimes.

“Recovery is a difficult road but don’t ever give up. Lives definitely change but sometimes for the better. If things don’t work out the way you thought, find another way or use a different strategy. It’s not easy. Just keep thinking and planning.”

I ask Mr. Woodruff for a final thought and the words come quickly from the man who has been to war and fought a personal medical battle.

“Never surrender.”

 
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