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Pocomoke City Mayor Determined to Lead Despite Disability

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md--A Worcester County mayor is fighting not only for his own speedy recovery, but his leadership in the community. 

In November 2017, Mayor Bruce Morrison had a brain bleed, that left him with a speech impairment. The mayor says he has made a tremendous amount of progress with many people calling him the "Miracle Mayor." Other neighbors still question the mayor's ability to effectively serve. 

"We need a mayor who is confident and who can actually be vocal about issues in our town. Someone who can make changes and communicate the change that he's attempting to make," says Travis Ayres of Pocomoke City. 

Despite complaints, the mayor refuses to resigns. He says he's still able to govern Pocomoke City. 

Many of the mayors' supporters agree that the mayor can still do his job. News of some neighbors calling on Mayor Morrison's resignation disturbs some neighbors. 

"I'm very upset, you don't treat another human being like this. He's a good mayor," says supporter, Monda Marsh. 

The mayors' wife, Laura Morrison, says the mayors' speech will eventually be much better. 

"I have seen marked improvement in speech therapy since we've been to therapy." 

Determined to serve, no matter the obstacle. That's the goal of Mayor Morrison. 

The mayors' term ends next April. He stated prior to his health condition that this would be his last term at Pocomoke City mayor, and he's sticking to that choice. 

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