State Senator Edith Prague (D-Columbia) has suffered a stroke on Christmas night and is hospitalized. Prague’s daughter, Shelly Prague, told Eyewitness News her 86 year old mother will likely be under the care of doctors for some time. The senator is speaking, but is “extremely weak.”
Prague’s daughter told me she there have been calls of concern from Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman. Earlier I reported the two had visited Prague in the hospital, but that was an apparent miscommunication between Shelly Prague and me. Senator Prague is not accepting visitors and the family does not want the name of the hospital released.
Shelly Prague also said her mother has been working diligently since the end of the legislative session helping constituents. Recently, when she learned that an elderly constituent was eating cat food because she not afford groceries, the senator made a pot roast and made sure the woman was enrolled in the meals on wheels program.
More on the story tonight on Channel 3 Eyewitness News