Morroni to Undergo Medical Treatment
Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni is battling a secondary effect of past treatments.
PINELLAS COUNTY – County Commissioner John Morroni announced today (April 13) that he will be undergoing a series of treatments for a blood disorder known as acute myeloid leukemia.
Morroni will be hospitalized for treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center, but will continue to receive briefings from the county administrator on a weekly basis.
“As a 10-year cancer survivor, I am very confident in the excellent medical team at Moffitt,” Morroni said. “I appreciate the prayers of support and words of encouragement from my friends and constituents.”
According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 20,000 new cases of AML in the U,S. each year. Morroni is battling AML as a secondary effect of treatment he underwent for secondary myelodysplastic syndrome in 2016.
Morroni, a Treasure Island Republican, served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000. He was elected to the Pinellas County Commission in 2000 and has served since them.
This year, Morroni’s 23rd Annual Appreciation Dinner for Emergency Personnel raised more than $80,000 to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.
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