He has spent more than three decades on Capitol Hill. He continues to work for WSB in digital form but has to provide sources a card noting why he can't talk when meeting sources.
"I am working to come back - hard," he told Channel 2 Action News reporter Berndt Petersen today.
He has a rare neurological condition that makes it difficult for his brain to tell his tongue what to do while speaking. Oddly, placing a pen in his mouth helps him speak.
He notes that the situation makes it tough not just at work but at home.
Emory researchers are trying out a new treatment to slow down the movement of his tongue and make it easier to speak. "He is not dying. His health is good," Petersen noted.
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