State Rep. Tamara Grigsby admitted to intensive care

MILWAUKEE -- State Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D - Milwaukee) is in intensive care after being diagnosed with cancer. That's according to Grigsby's spokesperson, Kevin Benish.

In a news released issued Thursday, a statement from the office of Rep. Grigsby 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."

Milwaukee Public Schools’ Board of School Directors, along with MPS Administration led by Superintendent Gregory Thornton, expressed their sincere hopes for healing for Wisconsin State Representative Tamara Grigsby in a statement.

Gov. Walker released the following statement: “Tonette’s and our family’s hearts and prayers are with Representative Tamara Grigsby, her family, friends and staff.  The greatest gift we hope for this Christmas is for her to have a full recovery.”

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett issued the following statement, “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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