Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Doctors Tell Rob Borsellino He Has Lou Gehrig's Disease

If anyone deserves our thoughts and prayers, it's newspaper columnist Rob Borsellino.

Borsellino has been told by doctors that he has Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Borsellino has always been a battler and a fighter.

He'll battle and he'll fight this time, too.


Here's the announcement of Borsellino's illness that was sent to employees at the paper:

From: Anger, Paul

Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 4:31 PM


Subject: FW: Staff

To the newsroom:

In his column for Wednesday, Rob Borsellino will inform readers that he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Rob has worked with the knowledge of this for some time, continuing to turn out his unique blend of humor, commentary and warmth. Tomorrow's column is no exception. Rob will be writing two columns a week -- Monday & Wednesday.

-- Paul/Rick