Rob Ford under 24-hour medical supervision after chemo fails
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, March 18, 2016 9:57AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 18, 2016 10:38PM EDT
Toronto city councillor and former mayor Rob Ford is under 24-hour medical supervision after a recent chemotherapy treatment did not work, a source tells CP24.
Ford’s family has been summoned to be by his side at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and doctors are working to determine if the 46-year-old is healthy enough to undergo more treatment.
Ford was admitted to Mt. Sinai Hospital in late February for continued treatment of several tumours located on his bladder.
He suffers from a soft tissue cancer known as pleomorphic liposarcoma.
A website set up to relay warm wishes to the councillor has already received 3,000 messages.
Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti said Ford "truly loves the people of Toronto and never shied away from his responsibilities even while being the target of the biggest smear campaign the world has ever seen."
"I hope that everyone who made his time a living hell while he was mayor will respect his family's wishes for privacy now and leave it to the family to make updates public as they deem appropriate." Mammoliti said.
Meanwhile, get better messages and warm wishes are pouring in for the man and his family on social media:
Thinking of Councillor @TorontoRobFord as he continues to battle cancer.— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 18, 2016
Really hope Rob Ford pulls through. That guy is awesome.— Dave Kahn (@DaveKahn11) March 18, 2016
Please keep Rob Ford in your prayers tonight.— Norm Kelly (@norm) March 18, 2016
Sometimes even just grievances, along with old battles, should be set aside. I wish Rob Ford & his family my love, best wishes & strength.— Josh Matlow (@JoshMatlow) March 17, 2016
MORE HELTH AND STRENGTH DADDY ROB FORD LOVE THE WORKZ. BLESSINGZ— Mally Bless (@MallyBless) March 18, 2016
I feel bad for rob ford :(
— Bryn Suth (@Helloupthere) March 18, 2016@CP24
Wishing Rob Ford good and quick recovery. Our prayers are with with him and family. Look to God for your recovery and total healing.
— Ojie Eghobor (@Ojie4hope) March 18, 2016
Everybody wants @TorontoRobFord to get well, me included. I'm hoping for the best for his family and thankful for our fine medical system.
— Steve Hayman (@shayman) March 18, 2016
— Mark Towhey (@towhey) March 17, 2016
@TorontoRobFord I never met you Rob, but thanks for fighting everyday for the"real people" now fight for yourself!! Only good thoughts#getit
— CRAZY LADY (@Biikermama) March 18, 2016
Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts, we all very much appreciate them.— Michael Ford (@MichaelFordTO) March 18, 2016