Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) has been released from the hospital after a month and a half. DeSaulnier, whose district includes the majority of Contra Costa County, was in critical condition in March after he was injured in a fall and then developed pneumonia. On May 4, Tristan and Tucker DeSaulnier announced that their father had been released.
“We are so pleased to announce that this weekend, our dad returned home from the hospital. He’s eager to get back to California, but he’ll continue his recovery in Washington, DC, until his doctors determine it’s safe to fly.
“We want to say thank you, on our Dad’s behalf, to everyone who has reached out and everyone who has been pulling for him. Your thoughts, prayers, and compassion have helped sustain him throughout this experience. We are also eternally grateful to the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who helped save our Dad’s life.
“While he’s made truly remarkable progress and has come so far, our Dad still has work to do and we appreciate his friends and constituents affording him time and support as the next phase of his recovery begins.”
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