Last summer, ABC11 news anchor Larry Stogner participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge.
“Little did I know it was about to change my life,” he said.
"I am sure that in recent months, you’ve noticed a change in my voice, my speech [is] slower," he said. “Many of you were kind enough to email me ideas about what it might be, or just to show concern, and I truly appreciate that.”
"As it turns out, I have ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
Holding back tears, Stogner thanked his viewers for his decades-long career, and revealed that the diagnosis also meant he would be retiring immediately after 38 years on the job.
“There is no cure. My career in broadcast journalism is coming to an end.”
He said he would be taking some vacation time with his wife, Bobbi, then returning on-air in two weeks to offer a more personal goodbye.
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