April 7th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky
DoubleSpeak welcomes ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff home!
ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, a Bloomfield Township native, sent an e-mail to his colleagues Thursday saying that he’s moving on to outpatient treatment, months after being severely injured in a bomb blast in Iraq in January. And on “World News Tonight,” coanchor Elizabeth Vargas told viewers that Woodruff, 44, is home and “making excellent progress.”
Woodruff, a father of four, wrote: “Though I know there is still a long road ahead, it’s nice to be feeling more like myself again, reading bedtime stories and reminding my kids to do their homework.“
March 7th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky
From the Associated Press:
Five weeks after ABC anchorman Bob Woodruff was seriously injured in an Iraqi explosion, he remains hospitalized but is able to say a few words and is starting to walk, his brother said Tuesday.
“In the last couple of days, he’s taken a lot of great leaps forward,” David Woodruff said. “He’s definitely doing so much better.”
Woodruff, 44, is still on heavy pain medication as his body recovers from the serious head injuries and other wounds. But he recognizes people, he can tell his daughter he loves her, and the multilingual journalist has even said a few words in Chinese and German, his brother David Woodruff told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The first response David Woodruff recalls getting from his brother in the hospital was a smile when he told him: I hate to tell you this, but you still have a face for TV.
We hope you’re back on your feet soon, Bob!