Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center will host “An Evening with Bob and Lee Woodruff” on February 18, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Sun Valley Clubhouse. Tickets will be priced at $350, $500 and $800, with the $800 option to include an intimate cocktail reception with the Woodruffs at a private residence preceding the event.
When Bob Woodruff, ABC anchor and reporter, was hit by a roadside bomb in January 2006 while covering the war in Iraq, his life and the lives of those close to him instantly changed. This shattering moment set in motion a long journey of recovery that Bob and Lee had to walk, and are still walking, together. Bob spent 36 days in a medically-induced coma, and Lee was introduced to the families of service members dealing with the impact of hidden injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and depression.
In February 2007, just 13 months after being wounded in Iraq, Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports. The primetime documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury, his painstaking recovery and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries. Woodruff was honored with a “Peabody Award” in 2008 for his reporting on the subject.
After Bob's miraculous recovery, the Woodruffs established the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which assists wounded servicemen and their families with receiving the long-term care they need and helps them successfully reintegrate into their communities.
At the event, Bob and Lee will discuss the challenges that veterans face when they return from service and they will address the impact on families when life changes “In an Instant,” the title of their co-authored book about survival and resilience.
This event will serve as a fundraiser for Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center’s veteran’s program. Swiftsure is a nonprofit 501(c)3 with the mission to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies that encourage the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children and adults with disabilities and challenges. Learn more about Swiftsure Ranch by visiting swiftsureranch.org.