News Anchor Announces He Has ALS In Heart-Wrenching Video
January 26, 2015 - als
In an romantic message, longtime Raleigh, North Carolina news anchor Larry Stogner announced Friday he has been diagnosed with ALS and will be stepping down from his table during internal ABC associate WTVD.
“For scarcely 4 decades, I’ve met we right here, customarily during 6. Boy, we’ve seen a lot of change over those years. But, we have to stop assembly this way,” Stogner told viewers. “I am certain that in new months, you’ve beheld a change in my voice, my debate slower. 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,” he continued. “Some of we might remember me holding a ALS ice bucket plea behind in a summer … Little did we know, it was about to change my life. There is no cure. My career in promote broadcasting is entrance to an end.”
Stogner has been with ABC11 WTVD given 1976, and anchors a 6 p.m. Eyewitness news. Caroline Welch, a station’s boss and ubiquitous manager, voiced her unhappiness over Stogner’s resignation.
“Larry is a vanguard of a Eyewitness newsroom and a primogenitor of a ABC11 family,” she said, according to Raleigh’s WRAL. “While we are rocked by this news, a full adore and support go to Larry and his family as he fights opposite this disease.”
Stogner pronounced he skeleton to take a vacation with his wife, before returning to a ABC11 studios for a “more personal” goodbye in dual weeks.