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James Dobson Falls From Horse; Suffers Broken Bones

  • Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Sep 13

Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson suffered several broken bones after a horseback riding accident this past weekend while on vacation in Montana with his wife, son and friends, The Christian Post reports. Family Talk co-host LuAnne Crane said in a radio broadcast Monday that Dobson fell and fractured his clavicle, his scapula and seven ribs. According to Crane, Dobson is in "very good spirits" and he is expected to make a full recovery. Family Talk has asked for prayers from ministry supporters and radio program listeners. Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family, a prominent Colorado Springs-based ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. Dobson, 75, left the ministry in 2010 after handing the leadership over to Jim Daly. With a $1 million grant from Focus on the Family, Dobson began his new radio show, Family Talk, nearby that same year.