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Roanoke Times columnist Aaron McFarling to have brain surgery

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Big Circus, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Great writer, two young kids. Thoughts and prayers.
  2. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    How awful.

    You're right. Thoughts and prayers. Both going on.

    Godspeed, Aaron.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Aaron's one of the best people in this biz. Funny. Genuine. And a terrific writer to boot. He's got a hell of a lot of people rooting and praying for him.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Hate to hear this. As others noted, a terrific guy (and columnist, though that hardly matters). Just sent him a birthday note on Facebook - today is his 36th birthday.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Jesus Christ. I was just thinking last night how I hadn't heard from him in a week or two. Figured he was on vacation.

    Just a great, great guy, and as others have said, Aaron is one of the best in the business. My favorite columnist, not only in the state, but in the country.

    Really pulling for him.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Holy crap. Aaron was my neighbor many times in the Martinsville press box. Sending my very best thoughts to him and his family. Great guy.
  7. writingump

    writingump Member

    Best of luck to him. Great guy, terrific columnist.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Aaron's surgery has been bumped to Thursday.

    Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Doug Doughty reports:

    @aaronmcfarling is in recovery following brain surgery and is talking, according to his wife. Neurosurgeon said the procedure went well.

    Great news.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Damn good to hear. He'll be throwin' dice in no time!!
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Cosmo. Great news.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    From McFarling today:

    Humbled and blessed by support from readers, colleagues and friends over past week. A million thank yous. It helped a ton.

    Was hoping for a "Rookie of the Year" type of spike in brain function. No sign of that yet, but recovering well. Should be 100% in 2 wks
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