Woody Durham's quiet fight
For 40 years, Woody Durham was the voice of the Tar Heels, their radio play-by-play man. Now, a neurocognitive disease threatens to rob him of his ability to speak.
Part 1: The voice of the Tar Heels, Woody Durham, lives with a painful silence
Part 2: UNC’s Woody Durham fights against the disease that is stealing his voice
For years, Woody Durham and his family feared the unknown while the retired UNC radio announcer gradually lost his ability to speak. The diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia, a neurocognitive disorder that robs its victims of their vocabulary, brought relief. At last, there was an answer.
Part 3: Woody Durham goes on with life despite the challenges