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When Life Spins You Around

Monday, February 25th, 2008


On Super Bowl Sunday, 2003, a drunk driver changed Woody Woodburn’s life forever.

The journalist and father of two was covering the big game as a sports columnist for the Torrance, California Daily Breeze. "A few
hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned the Oakland Raiders into
twisted, total wreckage, 48-21, an uninsured drunk driver did the same
to my Honda Accord," he says.

The accident changed not only Woodburn’s body, but also his career and his relationship with his family — to the point where he now calls that day "a blessing."

I’m honored to share his story, which recently ran as an essay in the Los Angeles Times. Check it out here.