Prayers for Woody Durham (and family)

The “Voice of the Tar Heels” for 40 years, announced he will no longer be able to do public speaking engagements, due to his health…

In an open letter to fans, Woody explains-

 “Last winter, I was diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, primary progressive aphasia, that affects my language expression.  I want to tell you this because I will no longer be doing any public speaking. I can still enjoy the company of friends and traveling with my wife, Jean, but I am not able to address groups as I did in the past.  While learning of this diagnosis was a bit of a shock for Jean and me, and yes, quite an ironic one at that, it also brought a sense of relief to us in terms of understanding what was happening to me and how best to deal with it.

http://m.goheels.com/mobile/ViewArticle.dbml?atclid=210990393&DB_OEM_ID=3350

Woody retired back in 2011 as the Voice of the Tarheels…

BTW: Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a rare neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become slowly and progressively impaired, while other mental functions remain preserved. PPA is a degenerative brain condition (a type of frontotemporal degeneration)

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/primary-progressive-aphasia/home/ovc-20168153

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm