Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover needs a heart and kidney transplant and is awaiting one at UC San Francisco Medical Center, he announced in an email Wednesday, according to the Contra Costa Times.
“So, I wait comfortably here at UCSF, with my wife, Janis, and our two children by my side, for a donor heart and kidney, which I am told could come at any time,” Glover wrote. “I feel confident and strong, and I anticipate that this amazing new technology will give me many more quality years with my family and of service to the residents of District 5, who matter a great deal to me.”
In 2007, Glover was hospitalized for viral meningitis and pneumonia and suffered kidney failure, according to the Times.
Glover remained optimistic and intends to continue working from the hospital. He has been serving District V, which includes Martinez, Hercules, Pittsburg and parts of Pinole and Antioch, since 2000.
“I will be asking our County Administrator David Twa and my staff to keep me updated daily on issues important to the county, and I will be requesting the opportunity to work remotely, on my laptop and through whatever means possible, to continue making sound decisions for the people I represent.”
“Life is precious. I ask for your prayers,” he added. “I am excited about a future of improved good health and our continuing to do good work for our community — together.”