WEEI's Ordway Takes Leave For Family Health Emergency
March 3, 2008 at 3:47 PM (PT)
A family health emergency will keep ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON host GLENN ORDWAY off the air for a leave of absence. A statement from the host notes his sudden absence last THURSDAY and FRIDAY and gives details of the situation, saying, "This past THURSDAY night, my wife SARAH gave birth to a baby girl that we named MIA GRACE ORDWAY. Unfortunately there were complications in the final stages of the delivery. As a result of those complications our baby suffered a significant trauma injury. She is presently being treated at the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital. In the process, my wife SARAH also suffered an internal injury as a result of the childbirth.
“So therefore, it is important at this time for me to devote all my time and energy to helping my wife and to helping my baby get healthy. By nurturing SARAH back to health quickly, I believe that we can allow the mother and baby bonding process to happen and subsequently increase baby MIA's chances for a recovery."
PD JASON WOLFE added, "All of us at WEEI and the ENTERCOM family have GLENN, SARAH and MIA in our thoughts and prayers. Given these very difficult circumstances, GLENN will be taking an extended leave from the show to attend to the caring of both SARAH and MIA. At this time, I would like to ask everyone to please respect GLENN and his family’s privacy. At such time as more information becomes available, we will pass it on to you."