Today we celebrate Bob Woodruff.
On Jan. 29, 2006, a mere 27 days after he was tapped to succeed Peter Jennings as the co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight, Woodruff was nearly killed when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle while on assignment near Taji, Iraq. “How I survived, we still don’t know to this day,” Woodruff said in a speech he gave not too long after reconstructive surgery and rehab.
In February 2007 Bob returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” It was an hour-long, primetime documentary that chronicled his TBI, recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan at the time with similar injuries. Still a journalist Bob also blogs, tweets, and speaks about brain injury as well as breaking news items.
Bob and his wife Lee started the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for TBI in 2006. The mission of the foundation is to to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families. Bob has a message for people with traumatic brain injuries: “There is hope and there is recovery.”
This series will run throughout March so email us with information about your hero (admin at brainenergysupportteam.org) and we just might publish your story here and on our Facebook page.