A message from Supervisor Boddye:
As I mentioned during last night’s Board meeting, I will be performing my duties as Occoquan District Supervisor remotely for the next month or so, as I continue to heal from double knee surgery that I underwent following a fall. Luckily, we have all become accustomed to the world of video meetings and livestreams, and I am still taking meetings virtually. In addition, my staff will continue to be at the office responding to constituent needs and will be attending some community events in my place. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
I’d like to extend a big thank you to the Prince William County Firefighters EMTs who recognized the gravity of the situation and overcame my initial resistance to going to the ER. Like we all so often do, I thought I could shake the fall off and get back to my busy schedule. After all, I was just a few steps from my office! However, the examination at Sentara revealed that I had ruptured the patella tendons in both knees. The orthopedic surgeon informed me that without surgery, it was possible that I would never walk again. The lesson? Sometimes we must pause and take the time needed to heal if we want to finish the race. Also — our EMTs know what they are talking about.
I have begun physical therapy, and look forward to being on the move again in time for the Occoquan Riverfest! In the meantime, I’ll continue to be available online, via email, and by phone. Thank you to all of the constituents, colleagues, and friends who have sent well wishes or lent a helping hand to my family and me. Your support has been invaluable.