Casey DeSantis, the wife of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a Monday report.
“I am saddened to report that Florida’s esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer,” DeSantis said in a statement first shared with Fox News.
“As the mother of three young children, Casey is the centerpiece of our family and has made an impact on the lives of countless Floridians through her initiatives as First Lady,” the Republican governor said.
“As she faces the most difficult test of her life, she will have not only have my unwavering support but the support of our entire family, as well as the prayers and well wishes from Floridians across our state,” DeSantis said. “Casey is a true fighter, and she will never, never, never give up.”
BREAKING: Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis has breast cancer, Gov. DeSantis announced. Here is his statement. pic.twitter.com/r8LwCsGgGz
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The 41-year-old first lady and her husband are the parents of Madison (4 years old), Mason (3 years old) and Mamie (18 months old), according to the report.
“Most recently, First Lady DeSantis spearheaded Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Hope,” reads a biography on the governor’s website.
Florida’s First Lady will certainly have the support of the nation as she fights against cancer in her latest battle.