Popular Radio Personality Faces Reality - Part I
(05/23/07 -- RALEIGH) (WTVD) -- Popular morning radio host Bob Dumas, of G105's Bob and the Showgram, has an amazing story to tell.
The man who loves to make you laugh and stir things up on the radio, had something happened to him one day last month that wasn't funny. In fact, It was very serious.
Bob was on the air one morning in April when suddenly he couldn't get his words right. Later that morning during a meeting with his boss, it happened again.
Just days later Bob and his wife, Lou, were in a doctor's office. The diagnosis was terrifying. Bob had a malignant brain tumor.
Naturally the couple fell apart. Hours later, however, Bob said something happened that turned their self-proclaimed "pity party" completely around. After being scared and crying for hours Bob suggested they pray. They went into their bathroom and got down on their knees. Bob said, with his voice cracking that he asked God, "we don't know what to do.. Can you help us?"
From the moment they ended their prayer Bob said something amazing happened. He said not one day since that prayer, have they been worried, cried or scared. They have just had a lot of confidence.
Bob had his surgery at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center. It is one of, if not the best of its kind. One of his doctors says the surgery was very successful and that Bob is recovering very well.
Bob is feeling great, and he's back on the air four weeks earlier than expected.
He and his wife Lou say they are happier than ever. They're enjoying life even more than before the diagnosis. They say they are extremely blessed to have the doctors and staff at Duke. They say they are angels sent from God.
Bob and Lou plan to renew their vows on their 15th wedding anniversary this October.
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