City: Pratt coming home from hospital this Monday

February 9, 2013

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Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt is scheduled to come home from a Fort Worth rehab facility on Monday, according to city sources.

The mayor suffered a severe stroke on Dec. 27.

Neighborhood Services Director Becky Mauldin told the Hood County News on Wednesday that members of a local civic organization were going to be asked on Thursday to help one of Pratt’s family members construct wheelchair ramps at the mayor’s home.

“He will probably need help,” Mauldin said.

The city staffer also said that Pratt’s wife, Janet, might require assistance moving furniture so that her husband will be able to maneuver his wheelchair.

Mauldin said that work on the ramps might be done this weekend, but it will more likely be the following weekend. The Hood County News will inform readers if those involved in helping the Pratt family could use additional assistance.

BENEFIT FOR FAMILY

Tuesday night, the Granbury City Council approved a request to close one block of Crockett Street from 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, through 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, for the Community Yard Sale that will be held that Saturday to benefit the Pratt family.

The public is asked to donate items for the sale. The Friday night street closing will be so that people can drop off items to be sold in the fundraising effort.

Bed and breakfast owner Tom Baker, who is assisting in efforts to help the family, said he visited the Pratts at the rehab facility on Tuesday. He saw the mayor walk 64 feet with a cane, he said.

EXHAUSTED

“He’s exhausted every afternoon because he’s putting in a lot of hours on physical therapy,” he said.

Baker added: “His personality is coming back. His mind is pretty sharp. He’s obviously getting to the point where the insurance company is kicking him out of the hospital.”

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