Local News Anchor Announces ALS Diagnosis and Retires in Touching Broadcast
January 28, 2015 - als
When longtime North Carolina news anchor Larry Stogner participated in a Ice Bucket Challenge final summer, he didn’t nonetheless know that he was one of a 30,000 Americans who humour from a neurological disease.
“I am certain that in new months, you’ve beheld a change in my voice, my debate slower,” a anchor during ABC associate WTVD pronounced in a touching promote final Friday. “Many of we were kind adequate to email me ideas about what it competence be, or only to uncover concern, and we truly conclude that. As it turns out, we have ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
After roughly 4 decades stating a news, Stogner announced his retirement, revelation viewers, “We have to stop assembly this way.”
After a vacation with his wife, Stogner will be behind in dual weeks to speak on-air with his colleagues and contend a some-more grave goodbye.