Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover is in the hospital awaiting a heart and kidney transplant.
Glover, 58, of Pittsburg, issued this statement about an hour ago:
“As you may have heard, on Thursday I checked myself into UCSF Medical Center to finish a battery of tests to determine whether I am eligible to receive a heart and kidney transplant. The expert doctors at UCSF successfully conduct hundreds of these types of surgeries and have determined that I am an excellent candidate for a dual heart and kidney operation.
“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. 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.
“That being said, 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. I am excited about a future of improved good health and our continuing to do good work for our community – together.
Glover has represented District 5 on the Board of Supervisors since 2000. He fell gravely ill and was hospitalized for about a month in 2007, receiving treatment for meningitis, pneumonia and kidney problems; after that, he was undergoing dialysis three times per week.