Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rizzo: I took a fall for mother

The city councilman is mending a broken ankle.

Rizzo: I took a fall for mother


It was fate, City Councilman Frank Rizzo says, that he insisted upon walking ahead of his 93-year-old mother, Carmella, on Christmas Eve while helping her into a car outside his sister's house in Montgomery County.

Rizzo stepped on what he calls a tiny patch of black ice, slid, and caught his foot on dry ground.


Broken ankle, which Dr. Susan Harding repaired Christmas Day.

"If I hadn’t walked ahead," he said, "she would have taken the fall, and that may have killed her. I'm glad it was me and not her."

Rizzo returned today from his two-week postop checkup and is following doctor's orders to stay off it.
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