Give him this: North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis doesn’t let much stand in the way of constituent communication. Only hours after collapsing during a road race benefit in Washington support of Fidelco Guide Dogs, there was Tillis broadcasting a video on his Twitter page from a hospital bed.
Tillis, 56, apparently got a little overheated during the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race in Washington, and was taken away by ambulance Wednesday morning. Before he was picked up, Tillis was on the ground surrounded by observers, always a scary picture.
But afterward there was Tillis, sitting up in his hospital bed, calm as could be: “Hey everybody,” he said on Twitter, “I’m fine, just running about two-and-a-half miles in, got overheated. No CPR, no special measures, just checking me out. See you back on the hill.”
Tillis’ calming video was welcome, and he overheated in a fitness event for a good cause. All those are good examples for constituents or anybody else. The senator’s quick bounce-back was good news all the way around.