Wednesday, July 15, 2009


ABC's Bob Woodruff is reporting from Iraq-- the place where he was nearly killed in 2006.

Woodruff suffered a severe head injury when a roadside bomb went off. The fact that he's able to function is a miracle. The long recovery period, along with some post-injury skills issues, meant Woodruff had to give up his anchor job. He had that job for only 28 days. A network news anchor gig is seen as the best you can do in the industry. It's too bad he didn't get a chance to prove himself, but Bob Woodruff is proving his mettle in other ways.

I wonder, would I be able to do the same thing-- go back to a place where such a horrible thing happened? I'm sure Woodruff looks at this as part of the healing process, maybe a little closure, making sure he conquers fear-- rather than the other way around.

According to the New York Times, Woodruff wrote on a web site that he "wanted to get back on the horse again."

I applaud, and am in awe of, his courage.