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Statement from Rhode Island State Senator Jeanine Calkin (Democrat, District 30, Warwick)

It will be a long and difficult road back, but I am a fighter. I love representing the people of Senate District 30, and all Rhode Islanders. There is so much important work ahead of us, and I will be back as soon as I can.”

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“On Sunday, April 18th, I fell unconscious at home and was rush first to Kent and then to Rhode Island Hospital. Doctors discovered that I had an infection, which had led to blood clots. The clotting had blocked the flow of blood to my legs. The doctors determined that to save my life, they needed to amputate my right leg, which they did on Friday.

“It will be a long and difficult road back, but I am a fighter. I love representing the people of Senate District 30, and all Rhode Islanders. There is so much important work ahead of us, and I will be back as soon as I can.

“There is no reason to believe that the clotting was related to the Covid-19 vaccine.”

All of us at UpriseRI wish Senator Calkin a full and speedy recovery.

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