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Letter to the Editor: A councilmember thanks the community

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Posted on: September 10, 2012

Nicole Hinds Mofor, Ward 5 councilmemberEarlier this year I found out I was pregnant. Very soon after that I became very ill.  It was something that progressed slowly and was not caught in time because I kept blaming the way I felt on pregnancy. By the time I was admitted into the hospital, my life and the life of my unborn child were hanging in the balance. My family was traumatized. A team of specialists came into my hospital room every day scratching their heads trying to figure out what to do. They never did. The fact that I am alive today is a testament to the power of prayer. The fact that I am still pregnant, and the baby is perfectly healthy, is a testament to the fact that God still performs miracles.

Out of this terrible situation came a wonderful lesson. I learned the true meaning of community. I would like to thank the Council, staff and residents who showed such concern for me while I was ill. I would like to thank my Ward 5 neighbors who surrounded me when I needed them the most. I would like to thank Sandra Dominey, who followed me all the way home after I fell ill in a store on Landover Road. Sandra then showed up unexpectedly that night with a handful of wonderful home-cooked food. If I forgot anyone, please do not hold it against me. Charge it to my pregnancy brain and not my heart. May God continue to bless Hyattsville. You are wonderful people.

Councilmember Nicole Hinds Mofor (Ward 5) recently returned to the council after an extended absence. 

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