Yvette Bing Speaks on nursing the Mayor back to health

Mayor Bing and First Lady come out to support Walk MS Detroit

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) – Mayor Dave Bing joined over a thousand walkers outside Comerica Park Sunday morning for the Walk MS Detroit. This was his first public appearance since he fell ill resulting in surgery early last month.

The mayor said he was feeling better as he and his wife, Yvette, waved to supporters at the walk, aimed at raising awareness and funding for multiple sclerosis research.

The mayor’s wife, Yvette, had a twin sister who suffered with the debilitating disease for 40 years.
Both the mayor and his wife made brief comments before taking part in the walk. “It’s a very devastating and unpredictable disease,” Mrs. Bing said.

As for the mayor’s health, Mrs. Bing said “he’s ready” to get back to work at city hall tomorrow. “He was getting bored at home,” Mrs. Bing said.

The mayor will return to City Hall on Monday. Bing has been out since March 22, when he was experiencing discomfort at the dentist and asked to be driven to Henry Ford Hospital. Two days later, he had surgery to repair a hole in his colon. After being released following the surgery, he was readmitted for a few days after doctor’s diagnosed acute pulmonary embolism in his lungs.

The mayor has been monitoring developments in the city’s consent decree with the state, including the progress in the hiring search for a chief financial officer and program management director.

In a phone interview with reporters recently, Bing said he would start slowly and not work full days until his health is 100 percent.





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