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August 21, 2008

Schaffer's wife diagnosed with benign tumor

Colorado Senate Republican candidate Bob Schaffer will be taking some time off the campaign trail after his wife, Maureen, was diagnosed with a benign tumor on her auditory nerve.

The full statement from the Schaffer campaign:

Maureen was diagnosed in early June with a benign tumor on her auditory nerve that will require very sensitive surgery to remove. A full and complete recovery is expected.

On the advice of our Fort Collins neurosurgeon, Dr. Donn Turner, who initially diagnosed the tumor, the surgery will be conducted by Dr. Robert Spetzler of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoeniz, Arizona. Dr. Spetzler is a nationally recognized expert on the removal of this particular type of tumor.

Bob will travel to Phoenix with Maureen on Tuesday, August 26 and the surgery will be done on Thursday, August 28. Bob will remain with Maureen during her recovery which is expected to be 7-14 days.

Our family appreciates the support and prayers of our many friends across Colorado, and we both look forward to returning to the campaign trail in September.