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February 26, 2007

Channel 9's Bob Johnson Has Parkinson's Disease

From NewsChannel 9:

Bob Johnson Discusses Parkinson's Disease

Bob Johnson announced on NewsChannel 9's This-N-That program that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Bob said the disease first began about two years ago. Bob jokingly said he first attributed his symptoms "to old age." He has been under the care of neurologists, but the definitive diagnosis of Parkinson's has just come recently. "It is not classic Parkinson's (with tremors) but Parkinson's nonetheless," he said. In a frank and open interview with Don Welch, Bob of course said he was shocked by the diagnosis but hoped that medication would help ward off the symptoms. "To compound the problem, I've had a chronic back disorder for some years," said Bob. "Degenerative discs that caused me stiffness, lack of movement and some pain." Bob expressed gratitude at the concern, the prayers and the inquiries viewers have expressed.

Click here to watch Bob discuss his illness with Don Welch.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob, his family, friends, co-workers, and longtime audience at WTVC.

Media | By pulseblogger | 12:51 PM

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