In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all. But when Bob, ABC’s newly appointed news anchor, was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq, life changed in an instant.
While reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” on Jan. 29, 2006, Bob was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. Bob’s traumatic brain injury nearly killed him. In a miraculous recovery, just 13 months later, Bob returned to ABC News with “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” Since then, he has reported from around the globe on a variety of subjects for the network.
His miraculous recovery inspired his family to do one thing: Give our injured heroes access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. That wish became our mission.