Wyoming Legislator Has Serious Illness

Riverton, Wy – State Representative Harry Tipton is being treated for leukemia at a hospital in Salt Lake City. Tipton says he feels well but may be a patient at University of Utah Hospital for about a month. He is taking antibiotics as blood cells rebound with the growth of bone marrow. Doctors are considering a bone marrow transplant and his brother plans to submit blood samples to analyze for a possible match. A Republican from Lander, Tipton has served in the House of Representatives for 23 years. Tipton was honored earlier this year for 50 years of practicing medicine in Fremont County. His specialties are obstetrics and gynecology.