Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tom Perriello's father is "gravely ill."

This morning I got several emails concerning the health and well-being of Rep. Perriello's father, Vito Perriello. Dr. Perriello suffered a stroke several days ago, and he is "fighting for his life." The prognosis apparently is not that good.

Through Tom's campaign, I have come to know Dr. Perriello well. He is a very kind and honorable man, dedicating much of his life to helping children, both in his practice as a pediatrician and as sports coach. His love is large and expansive, seen in how he interacts with everybody: his family, campaign staffers, volunteers, children, etc.

Please keep Vito Perriello, his wife Linda, Tom, and the rest of the Perriello family in your thoughts and prayers. If you are inclined, you can send the family an e-card, which will be printed out and delivered by the hospital.

8 comments:

Drew said...

Prayers are pouring in on the Blogosphere: 220South, Jim White, cvllelaw, and Lowell.

Can We Please Not Renominate Goode? said...

Best wishes and prayers from the conservative side of the district.

A Faithful Reader said...

Our prayers are with Vito and the Perriello family. We pray for recovery and for a return to all of us.

Jesse said...

Dr. Perriello was my first pediatrician, and throughout the campaign he was always a pleasure to be around and to get to know. My thoughts are with him, as are, it is clear, the thoughts of so many others.

Roland the HTG said...

Vito is an absolute giant of a man, both in personality and stature in the community. His kindness to us during the Common Good Summer knew no bounds, and he and Linda and all the Perriellos made sure we felt at home any time we visited. He's in good hands with the miracle workers at UVa Hospital, and I hope and pray he'll recover soon.

Darren Staley said...

My thoughts and best wishes go out to Dr. Perriello and his family.

Pat Carr said...

Drew, thanks for getting the word out. Vito and Linda Perriello are wonderful people who touched many of our lives during the campaign. Our hearts join with Tom and his family during these tough days.

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