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Before that fateful day in Iraq, Bob and Lee's life read like an incredible love story. They faced tough times, like the stillborn birth of their third child, but they faced them together. "He was my guy," Lee says. "We've supported each other through all these years."

As doctors prepared Bob for another big surgery, they warned Lee that he might never work in television again. But she wasn't concerned about his career. "I didn't care about Bob the anchor," she says. "This is my husband. This is my kids' dad."

Lee says she looked at the neurosurgeon and asked, "I just want to know, will he still love me?"

The question brought tears to the doctor's eyes. "[The doctor] grabbed my hand, and he said, 'Lee, I haven't had a patient yet who didn't wake up and love the people that they loved before,'" she says.

From that moment on, Lee says she kept that thought close to her heart and prayed for Bob to open his eyes.
FROM: Their First Interview Together: Reporter Bob Woodruff and His Wife, Lee
Published on February 27, 2007


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