August 17, 2005

Coretta Scott King update: She had a stroke Tuesday

Coretta Scott King remains in Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital in fair condition after being admitted yesterday.

"My family and I are overwhelmed by the outpouring of care and support that are being sent from around the world," Martin Luther King III said in a statement. "Please continue to keep her and us in your thoughts and prayers as she moves towards a speedy and complete recovery."

Coretta King's oldest son did not say why his mother was admitted to Piedmont Hospital, but people close to her say she has had several small strokes since heart problems were first diagnosed in earlier this year and suffered a more serious stroke Tuesday.

Hospital spokeswoman Diana Lewis confirmed King was admitted but declined to provide other details other than that King was in fair condition and was resting comfortably.

It is not known how extensive the stroke was or how long she is expected to remain in hospital.

My prayers go out to her in hopes that she makes a swift recovery.

Posted by mhking at August 17, 2005 07:10 PM | TrackBack

Dear Mrs King,
Shelley my companion, and I are 41 and 46 years old. In our lifetime there have not been ten people or events that has had as much of an impact on our lives as your lives and your work. We wish you a speedy and full recovery so that our lives will continue to be touched by the work of yourself and your family.
In Gods hands,
Get well soon,
Shelley & Milton

Posted by: Milton Rice &Shelley Flowers at August 19, 2005 12:00 PM

Mrs. King we love you . It is as if a family member were ill. You are forever in our prayers. May the Lord continue to look over and protect you. To the family hold on to God and each other.

Posted by: Karen Morrison at August 28, 2005 02:44 PM
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