Lohberg update

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BEIJING -- Dara Torres’ coach, Michael Lohberg, who is suffering from the rare blood disease aplastic anemia, remains at the National Institutes of Heath in Bethesda, Md., and USA Swimming’s Mark Schubert said Lohberg’s mood has been more positive and upbeat since he arrived at the medical facility.

They’ve been friends for more than two decades.

‘I was with Dara today when she was getting her stretching done and she was on the phone with Michael, and she said he was very upbeat,’ Schubert said Tuesday after swimming practice at the Water Cube. ‘The last I spoke with him they were trying to do tests whether the bone marrow was a match with his sister.’

Lohberg’s Coral Springs (Fla.) Swim Club has published this information on its website for individuals wanting to make donations on his behalf.

-- Lisa Dillman

FBO Coach Michael Lohberg
4695 N University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Payable to: Michael Lohberg
Memo: Acct #0066065580

The routing number is 267083763 to wire money from out of state or the country.


For additional information call:
Dorie Vega at BankAtlantic
954-344-2488 X7000
Nancy Cooke, Treasurer, Coral Springs Swim Club