Rep. Tamara Grigsby released from hospital

Rep. Tamara Grigsby. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rep. Tamara Grigsby released from hospital

By The Journal Sentinel. CREATED Jan 16, 2012

MADISON- Today, the Office of Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the representative's recovery and her hospital discharge:

"Rep. Grigsby continues to make progress in her medical recovery and has been released from the hospital.  Her recovery will continue in a private setting as recommended by her physicians. Rep. Grigsby and her family express their heartfelt gratitude for the kindness and respect shown during this incredibly difficult time. The Grigsby Office will continue to provide updates as Tamara moves toward a full recovery.

"Many have expressed an interest in sending flowers to Tamara and her family.  In lieu of flowers, Rep. Grigsby requests that interested parties instead make a small donation to a Wisconsin organization representing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor the Martin Luther King Day of Service, Grigsby prefers that, instead of flowers, the cause of social justice move forward. Groups such as Urban Underground, the Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, and the Wisconsin Campaign Against Violence are a few of many organizations that represent part of Dr. King's-and Rep. Grigsby's-commitment to better lives for all."

Rep. Grigsby was in the hospital in December and was listed in critical condition with an undisclosed illness.

The Journal Sentinel reports the Milwaukee Democrat was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and was admitted to a Wisconsin hospital a week ago. Aides wouldn't say whether her illness was related to the cancer diagnosis.