Today, State Representatives Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) went public with a five plus year battle with cancer. Statehouse News Service has the story:
State Rep. Bradford Hill, the Republican from Ipswich who also represents several local towns in Massachusetts’ House of Representatives, is recovering at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after undergoing a bone marrow transplant Wednesday to treat cancer.
Hill, who was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008, has been extremely private about his cancer, with only a handful of his colleagues and constituents aware. He decided to make his battle with the disease public yesterday because he will be recovering at home for almost two months.
Hill, who is 46 and serving his eighth term in the House, will spend the next 17 days in the hospital, then nearly two months at home. Because his immune system is weakened, he has to limit his exposure to the public, he said.
Please keep Rep Hill in your prayers as he battles this disease.