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Touching story on golf writer's family

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jimnorden, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    Saw this story by Jimmy Roberts about Craig Dolch's son yesterday during NBC's Honda Classic coverage. Sorry if this is the wrong forum for such a post.

  2. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Not the wrong forum at all, Jim.

    The story of Craig and Eric Dolch needs to be told in as many outlets and forums as humanely possible.

    If you're a parent -- or if you ever thought about being a parent -- you need to read this story.

    Donating money to their foundation to help pay for Eric's insane medical expenses probably isn't a bad idea either.

    PM me for more information.
  3. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Saw Craig at the national championship in Arizona in January -- hadn't seen him in years. He's a great writer, and his is a story everybody -- parents or not -- should read.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    The situation for Craig and his family is hell on a different level, possibly worse than losing a child. They've been through almost two years of not knowing if they'll ever get the son they knew back. It's water torture --- day by day, hoping for the best, praying against the worst, finding joy in the tiniest little success such as some eye contact or some kind of recognition of a loved one; and going through numerous setbacks. Craig is known to a lot of writers, especially in Florida, and what his family is going through has shown what a class act he's always been. Pray for this kid.
  5. wasafan

    wasafan New Member

    There I was in my living room Saturday afternoon, my two toddler daughters fighting over a toy on the floor in the 10 feet between my easy chair and the TV, a raging Michigan winter storm hammering my house, my wife on the phone chattering with her mother. Thought things were a little stressful in my life at that moment. Then I watched the Roberts piece.

    My life's a cakewalk.
  6. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    This happened to a girl at our church. One day she's a happy teenager planning for college, the next she's in a hospital, and has now been in a wheelchair for several years.

    It's about the most hideous, random thing that can happen. My prayers go out to the Dolches.

    Also, props to the PB Post for giving Craig the year off with pay.
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