Ophelia Ford hospitalized, said to be very ill - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Ophelia Ford hospitalized, said to be very ill

Action News 5 has learned Tennessee State Senator Ophelia Ford has been hospitalized, and family members have grave concerns about her health.

Ford has been in and out of the hospital for nearly a year, plagued with health issues.  Most recently, she checked in to a hospital two weeks, where she has remained since.

Wednesday, sources would not say what is causing her condition, though in the past, Ford herself has admitted she suffers from anemia.

Ford's brother, Shelby County Commissioner Joe Ford, confirmed Wednesday that she was hospitalized in stable condition at Methodist University Hospital.

While Ford checked in two weeks ago, her condition has worsened in the past week.

At this time, loved ones are rallying around her, praying for a recovery.

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