A beloved member of our Democratic community, former Knoxville Mayor Randy Tyree, underwent triple bypass surgery in February of this year. He wanted to pass along the following message to everyone, and we are happy to share it with you.
TO: Cameron Brooks, et al.
Chair – Knox County Democratic Party
FROM: Randy Tyree
DATE: August 19, 2015
SUBJECT: Successful “triple play” heart surgery
A heartfelt – no pun intended – thank you to all of you who supported me with your thoughts, prayers and “atta boys” during my recent heart surgery. The medical professionals at Tennova, Dr. Walker, Dr. McCoy, Dr. Leahy and their respective teams, performed their work flawlessly. Although I may have been of a different political persuasion from some who treated me, that certainly never showed up on my medical radar. As a result, the fire in my belly is intact along with a much stronger heart to keep it company.
Thank you all for what you do to help our community – you are appreciated.
P.S. – If you missed the News-Sentinel guest editorial in the Sunday, August 9th, Perspective section, please check it out. It’s entitled “The tide of history flows left” by James Haught, editor of the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette. As progressives, we can all be very proud of our past and are becoming increasingly confident in Tennessee’s future opportunities for progress.