September 20, 2020

Family reports Mississippi alderman still in coma, begs for prayers to continue

A Mississippi alderman remains clinging for life in a Jackson hospital after a massive brain bleed earlier this week.

Madison, Mississippi, alderman Warren Strain’s family reported that he remained hospitalized Friday in critical condition after a sudden brain bleed plunged him into a coma earlier in the week.

“Today is Warren’s birthday and never ever in my life did I imagine we would be here,” Strain’s wife Sandra wrote in a social media post Friday morning. “God how did we even get here? When I say every minute is a struggle for me I mean it!”

Sandra Strain wrote that she was appreciative of the outpouring of support she’s seen for her family.

“I am truly humbled and in awe of the support my soulmate has has from you all and our state. Please continue because we are simply broken. … I can not wait for God to heal him so I can say ‘I told you man! The people of our amazing state love you as much as I do!’

“The only gift I will ever want for the rest of my life is my soulmate by my side, and we have a merciful God and miracles happen everyday I’m begging him for our miracle,” she wrote. “I’m begging you to never stop praying for him we need it now more than ever.”

Strain said the doctors caring for her husband say his prognosis remains uncertain and is a “minute by minute and 24 hour by 24 hour” matter.

“(The doctor) also said this is a marathon not a sprint. It’s slow! After his call and his voice I feel a little more calm,” Sandra Strain wrote. “God is great always! Hanging in there by a thread my friend and I love you for loving us. Please keep us in your prayers and in your heart.”

Warren Strain was elected as Madison’s alderman at large in 2014. He also serves as the spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

He also was a TV journalist for 18 years and spent more than a decade as spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.