Community stands behind Grigsby during grave illness

Written by admin   // December 29, 2011   // 0 Comments

Known for fighting of her constituents of the 18th Assembly District in the state legislature, Representative Tamara Grigsby is in the fight for her life.

Grigsby’s legislative aides announced last week that the representative had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year; was admitted to the hospital in intensive care and in critical condition.

A statement from Grigsby’s office sent Dec. 22nd said: “While the situation is grave, Tamara’s family, friends, and staff are confident she will fully recover from her current situation. Tamara Grigsby has always been a fighter. There is every reason to believe she will overcome this difficulty with the same fire and determination that has served her in the past.”

While she laid in the hospital unconscious, the state representative’s family, friends, supporters, constituents and colleagues banned together in prayer. On Monday as supporters gathered at Greater New Birth Church, 8237 W. Silver Spring Dr., for a community-prayer, they got word that Grigsby had regained consciousness.

On Wednesday, young leaders from throughout the city hosted a Get Well Celebration & Benefit in honor of the state representative. Friends, constituents, community partners, and colleagues of Representative Grigsby were invited to Chic Lounge, 131 N Jackson St., to celebrate Grigsby’s leadership and wish her a full recovery.

The event included performances dedicated to the elected official by Dasha Kelly of the Stillwaters Collective and Muhibb Dyer from Flood the Hood with Dreams. In addition, participants were given the opportunity to make personal get-well cards for Grigsby.

Event organizers believed it important to recognize the special role Grigsby has played in helping to develop Milwaukee’s young leadership by supporting the causes and issues to which she is deeply committed. Donations were accepted in her honor to advance issues important to her.

The whole community is behind Rep. Grigsby as she battles her illness. Her colleagues and supporters have no doubt that she will be back in the assembly championing the causes that she holds dear to her heart.

Said Mayor Tom Barrett: “Representative Tamara Grigsby and her family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. She is a great leader who is in touch with her west side constituents.  She understands the issues affecting Milwaukee and we benefit greatly from her leadership.”


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