Councilman Thomas Crowder takes another leave to battle cancer
10/21/2013 2:36 PM
10/21/2013 2:38 PM
City Councilman Thomas Crowder is taking another three-month break as he continues to battle testicular cancer.
Crowder, who won another term representing Southwest Raleigh’s District D this month, was first diagnosed this spring. He returned in July but has missed a few meetings recently.
Mayor Nancy McFarlane read a statement updating his condition during last week’s council meeting.
McFarlane said Crowder has begun a second round of treatments and will be excused from meetings until January.
“His prognosis remains positive and curable,” she said. “He wishes to thank you all for your continued support.”
In an email to council members, Crowder said he’ll continue to monitor emails and city business during his treatment. He’s asked the council’s assistants to forward requests from constituents to the relevant city departments to make sure all concerns get addressed.
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