Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sen. David Ford Hospitalized In Serious Condition

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) announced to his Senate colleagues this morning that Sen. David Ford (R-Hartford City) is in a Fort Wayne hospital being treated for "a very serious illness." "Kenley’s voice cracked several times while talking about what a thoughtful leader Ford has been in the Senate," the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette's Niki Kelly writes. “He speaks his piece,” Kenley said. “He is willing to voice his opinion during a stampede the other way.” Ford has been absent from the Senate for the past week. Best wishes to Sen. Ford for a speedy and full recovery.

UPDATE: Late afternoon reports indicate Sen. Ford has been diagnosed with cancer.


Anonymous said...

IndyStar has updated to report that Sen. Ford has cancer.

Anonymous said...

This is terribly sad. Sen. Ford is a nice man who truly works hard at representing his district. I don't always agree with his stance on certain issues, but I always admired the very long hours he put into being a legislator -- working hours, not dining with lobbyist hours. He is in my prayers tonight!