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CaliSwimmer
July 24th, 2008, 09:54 PM
he was just diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/25/sports/olympics/25coach.html?hp

"At the Olympic Swim Trials earlier this month in Omaha, Lohberg was slowed by a herniated disk. “He looked real ashen,” Torres said. “I just thought he was tired.”

Lohberg said, “I could not walk 10 meters without being out of breath, but I just thought it was from months of exhaustion.”

He went into the hospital in Florida last week for back surgery, but when his doctors saw the results of his blood work, Lohberg said, “They fell off their chairs.”

At the United States trials, Torres broke the American record twice in the 50-meter freestyle and won the 100 freestyle, which qualified her for the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays. After her first race, the 100 freestyle, Lohberg was the first person she searched out for a hug."

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I wonder how this will affect Dara's focus?

jaegermeister
July 24th, 2008, 10:53 PM
This is a tough problem. Treatable, but it will not be easy.