Warren Strain out of coma; family says ‘prayers are being heard,’ asks public to continue prayer

Published 8:27 am Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Mississippi alderman awoke from a coma this week, but remains hospitalized with many health challenges ahead, but his family says it’s thankful for the thousands of people praying for his recovery.

Warren Strain, an alderman for the City of Madison and the spokesperson for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, became critically ill from a massive brain bleed, just before Christmas.

His wife, Sandra, has been rallying support and prayer through public social media post since Warren Strain fell into a coma.

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“Your prayers are being heard,” Sandra Strain wrote Tuesday. “It’s been a gruelingly horrific 3 weeks. Much to our amazement, he is out of a coma. (Praise God)”

Strain wrote that her husband is only minimally responsive, but is opening his eyes and trying to focus on sounds.

“We are still not out of the woods by any means he has multiple health issues now including the placement of a tracheostomy and a feeding tube. These at anytime can produce the risk for infection,” she wrote. “Not to mention the drain that is still present in his head. They are going to try to remove it tomorrow which in itself is very risky. However, seeing his eyes open reminds us of God’s mercy and that everyone’s prayers ARE being heard.”

“Now is the time to pray more as we may continue to document what progress is being made. I can not thank you enough for your love, support and prayers. For the rest of my life I can not thank you enough for walking this walk with my entire family. The messages, gifts, flowers, phone calls and prayers will never be forgotten. I thank you God for every single blessing. I love you all. And last but not least I beg you to not forget us… We need you and your prayers more than ever. Praying to God he continue to have mercy on us.”

“But hallelujah God you are SO good and I am in awe of your mercy and love for us your children.

Warren Strain was elected as Madison’s alderman at large in 2014. He also was a TV journalist for 18 years and spent more than a decade as spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.