Iranian activist Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi wrote, "I wish Senator Kirk, a truly righteous gentleman AND statesman, who has fought so valiantly for the people of Iran and against the Iranian regime, well. GET WELL QUICK & come back to work Sir; we need you."
Our prayers are with Mark Kirk and his family.
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk suffers stroke
January 23, 2012
CHICAGO -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) underwent surgery at an Illinois hospital Monday after suffering a stroke over the weekend, Politico reported.
"Early this morning the senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful," Kirk's office said in a statement obtained by Politico.
The release said that after checking himself into an Illinois hospital on Saturday, Kirk, 52, was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago to undergo surgery.
"Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the senator's recovery over the weeks ahead," it continued.
Kirk was elected to the Senate in 2010 after serving 10 years in the US House of Representatives.