Jacksonville city councilman Tommy Hazouri Sr. to receive hospice care at home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Update, Aug. 25: Jacksonville city councilman Tommy Hazouri Sr. will be released from Mayo Clinic on Wednesday to return home under hospice care, according to a statement from the office of city council.

The latest update comes just one day after his office announced Tuesday that Hazouri had been hospitalized due to complications from a lung transplant surgery that he underwent in 2020.

“Tommy deeply appreciates all the thoughts, well wishes, and prayers from the Jacksonville community,” the statement read. “While his lungs may be failing him, his heart remains full for the people of this city. The Hazouri family asks that you continue respecting their privacy in this difficult time.”

Jacksonville City Council President Sam Newby shared the following message: “My thoughts and prayers are with Former City Council President and current City Council Member Tommy Hazouri and his family during this time of illness. God continues to be a healer and I trust God will heal our beloved colleague completely. There is so much more work to be done! God is Bless!”

Original Story from Aug. 24:

The office of Tommy Hazouri released a statement that the city councilman and former Jacksonville mayor Tommy Hazouri has been hospitalized due to complications from his lung transplant surgery.

The news release read:

“Long time beloved Councilman Tommy Hazouri has been hospitalized due to complications from his lung transplant surgery last year. While he is being treated at The Mayo Clinic, the Hazouri family asks that you keep Tommy in your prayers and that their privacy be respected during this time.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Bailey Husker

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