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Ron DeSantis recently announced that his wife Casey DeSantis is undergoing cancer treatment. Governor DeSantis spoke about this topic about five months ago called:
“I am sad to announce that Florida’s esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife have been diagnosed with breast cancer. As a mother of three young children, Casey is the heart of our family and has impacted the lives of countless Floridians through her initiatives as First Lady.”
“As she faces the most difficult trial of her life, she will not only have my unwavering support, but also the support of our entire family and the prayers and well wishes of Floridians across our state. Casey is a true fighter and she will never, ever, ever give up.”
Well, as he had predicted, Casey didn’t give up; Rather, she battled cancer and won, at least for now. Watch Governor DeSantis gleefully announce this:
As you can hear in the video, DeSantis said, “
“Hello, this is Governor Ron DeSantis. I have a positive update on my wife, Casey DeSantis. After undergoing both treatment and surgery for breast cancer, she is now considered cancer-free.
Thank you to all of you who have given thoughts and prayers to my family and wife. It lifted her spirits and made a tremendous difference.
For all the women out there who have breast cancer right now – you can overcome this. I know it’s very difficult, but my wife is proof of that and this is exactly the kind of news we were hoping for.
She still has work to do but I am confident that she will make a full recovery. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.”
Similarly, Casey DeSantis took to Twitter to confirm her husband’s announcement and thank everyone for their support, saying:
“There are no words to express how blessed, grateful and humbled I am to hear the words cancer free. For those in the struggle, know there is hope. Have faith and stay strong.”
— Casey DeSantis (@FLCaseyDeSantis) March 3, 2022
This is great news for the DeSantis family, and while it might be creepy to note the political ramifications, it will likely give DeSantis more time to focus on his 2022 race as the campaign season heats up.
It’s impacting the campaign, however, and while it was certainly quite scary for the DeSantis family, the diagnosis brought out the best in many Floridians and helped show a little humanity at a contentious time.
Even DeSantis’ opponent in 2022, Nikki Fried, offered a word of encouragement to Casey DeSantis, saying, “Our hearts go out to Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis and her family. We all pray for you!” on twitter.
Similarly, another Democrat, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, wrote, “Sending my support and prayers to Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, Gov. DeSantis and their entire family. “We’re all in your corner.”
Although the politics are controversial, at least everyone was able to show a little humanity and, better yet, it looks like all those well wishes have worked now that she is cancer free!
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