Thoughts and Prayers to the Ordway Family

You may have just heard on WEEI that Glenn Ordway is out today to be with his family due to complications during the birth of his daughter late last week. The following statement was just sent along:


“As you know, I was absent from the show on Thursday and Friday and I know that not being there today will raise some suspicions as to my whereabouts.

Well, I am going to take a little time off from the show due to a family health crisis. I feel that I owe it to you the listener…the people I talk to everyday….to be frank and honest as to what I am dealing with right now in my life. Hopefully by telling you the truth first hand, it will prevent any speculation or inaccurate accounts of our story.

“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.

“To our friends and colleagues who have been aware of our situation and have reached out to send along their kind words and blessings…. you don’t know how much that has added to our support system. I am only sorry that I have not had the time to respond to every single one of you. But your love is clearly felt.

“As a result of this health crisis in my family, we have decided on postponing the Whiney Awards that were scheduled for next Tuesday over at the Wang Theater. But I promise you that in due time we will re-schedule the event and with God’s will and good fortune have a great evening where we can all once again have a lot of genuine laughter.

“There is no question that your prayers and thoughts are welcome but I do ask that you please respect my family’s privacy in these most difficult times. Should there be any dramatic changes in our situation, I will once again give you that update, as I have done here, first hand.

“In the meantime, you are in good hands with Pete and the boys and I will back as soon as possible.”


“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.”


WEEI and Entercom also have announced that the Whiney awards originally scheduled for Tuesday March 11, have been rescheduled for Thursday April 3, 2008. More details and information will be available on

As my wife and I are expecting our first child early this summer, I can say that this sort of thing is one of my biggest fears. Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to the Ordway family at this very difficult time.


  1. Gino says

    My entire family will keep Sarah, Mia Grace, and you in our thoughts and prayers. Trust in the Lord.


  2. Steve says

    As a member of the law enforcement community, many of my fellow commrades listen to WEEI and The big show is a part of our daily routine. As a parent I can only say I hope both mother and daughter make a complete and full recovery and I look forward to hearing you back in your normal spot giving FRANK from Glouster a hard time.


  3. Steve Wark says

    You’ve brought much joy & entertainment
    to me on my rides home from my gig in town( Prof./Berklee Col. of Music)weekdays, But more importantly as a happily married man w/3 great children i want to pass along my best to you& your family for a complete recovery for your child & wife. I truly can sense what your going thru & I will be thinking & praying for you until this dilemma is resolved favorably.
    All the best!
    Steve Wark


  4. Richard says

    Being there and supporting your family is the best medicine your family can have.I will pray for you in this most difficult and trying time.


  5. Mike says

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Glenn and his family. I hope and pray for a 100% recovery for all. Peace.


    • john says

      I was 50 when our son was born. This has been one of the two best things I have ever done in my life. Your criticism (and yes, it is criticism) of Glenn’s age in fatherhood is churlish and uncalled for. You should be ashamed of yourself to write such a thing about a guy who is probably in agony over this. Apologize before people start to call you a disgrace to humanity.


      • Steve M says

        Exccellent message John, I couldn’t agree with you more. Those two comments posted by those two men were uncalled for and CLASSLESS.

        May God be with the Ordways during this holy season of Easter.


  6. David Seder says

    Prayers go out from my family to yours.I love what you bring to WEEI,and I’ve been a devoted listener for many years.I also realize that real life gets in the way at times,and takes over for a while.May this pain pass quickly,and leave you with a healthy wife and child.God Bless you all!


  7. Ed S says

    Glen, Sarah, and Mia Grace,
    Wishing you all a speedy recovery and the best of health for a long time supporter from your days at WESX. God Bless you all.


  8. Bill says

    Glen, best wishes! You and the guys on your show bring me a welcome relief from daily stress of life. Hope everything turns out for the best!


  9. matt b says

    you have provided me with countless hours of entertainment throughout the years. my thoughts are with you. you are a good man and you deserve nothing but the best. love to the ordway family


  10. Ken Fang says

    I hope everything will be ok with Glenn’s daughter. My thoughts and prayers will be with him.