January 27, 2010
Bob Woodruff, ABC Anchor/Reporter and survivor of an Iraqi roadside attack, is joined by his wife, Lee, for a compelling joint presentation in which they share their thoughts and feelings about the event that nearly cost Bob his life. Recounting the agonizing days, weeks and months following the attack, Bob and Lee discuss Bob's slow crawl back to himself after the uncertainty about his medical outcome as well as the numerous surgeries and the countless hours of rehabilitation. In addition, Bob and Lee describe how the event tested them as a family and as a couple, and how their triumph over adversity taught them significant lessons about life: about persevering, about holding hope and faith in equal measures—even when the prognosis is bleak—and about the indomitable human spirit.
When journalist Bob Woodruff was severely injured in Iraq, he and wife Lee Woodruff discovered how quickly life can change, and that families can survive and grow stronger together.
When Bob Woodruff, then ABC’s newly appointed co-anchor, was hit by a roadside bomb in January 2006 while covering the war in Iraq, his life and the lives of those close to him─particularly his wife, Lee’s─instantly changed. This shattering moment set in motion a long journey of recovery that Bob and Lee had to walk, and are still walking, together. In a poignant presentation based on their best-selling book, In An Instant, Bob and Lee discuss their inspiring journey, sharing what they learned about each other that made their relationship, and their family, stronger. With warmth and humor, they provide perspectives on parenting during a family crisis, how to reassess priorities and how to help loved ones deal with and overcome drastic change. Their uplifting, heart-felt story demonstrates the power of the human spirit and how love and determination triumph over even the most devastating of events. After Bob's miraculous recovery, together they established the Bob Woodruff Foundation (ReMIND.org,), which assists wounded servicemen and their families with receiving the long-term care they need and helps them successfully reintegrate into their communities. They continue to speak to groups nationwide to keep the focus on our returning service members and their families. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has given away more than $10 million to assisting organizations.