Dozens of people attended a prayer service in Milwaukee Monday for Assembly Democrat Tamara Grigsby, just as the word arrived that she had regained consciousness. The 37-year-old Grigsby was hospitalized in intensive care last week. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, but her aides have not said whether her latest illness is related to that cancer.
Senate Democrat Lena Taylor organized the prayer service at a church on Milwaukee’s northwest side and many of the city’s political leaders attended. Taylor said a Grigsby aide e-mailed her just before the service and the group cheered when learning that she’s conscious again.
Taylor said she last saw Grigsby at a legislative hearing before Thanksgiving, and she was struggling then. Milwaukee Assembly Democrat Christine Sinicki called Grigsby a “fighter” for everyone in Wisconsin and, “Tamara is not going anywhere without a fight.”
Grigsby is finishing her seventh year in the Assembly. She serves on the Joint Finance Committee.