Rich Shertenlieb, co-host of 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich'' morning program, announced Thursday that he will be absent from the program in the immediate future after learning Wednesday that his wife has a form of leukemia:
Sorry for not being on the air the last few days. Early yesterday morning, my amazing wife Mary was diagnosed with AML, a form of leukemia.— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) February 14, 2013
I will be spending time with her for the near future. I appreciate any thoughts and prayers you guys could send her way. -Rich— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) February 14, 2013
His friend and co-host, Fred Toettcher, discussed the situation during this morning's program, at times becoming overwhelmed with emotion.
The Sports Hub has set up a link for listeners to offer support to the Shertenlieb family. Our sincerest wishes go out to Rich and Mary.
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Irreverence and insight from Chad Finn, a Globe/Boston.com sports writer and media columnist. A winner of several national and regional writing awards, he is the founder and sole contributor to the TATB blog, which launched in December 2004. Yes, he realizes how lucky he is.