May 23, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis says wife has completed chemotherapy in breast cancer battle

Following several months in which Floridians have continued to pray for the health of their state’s first lady, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that his wife, Casey, has completed chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, as Fox News reports.

The good news was shared by DeSantis during a press conference in Bowling Green at South Florida State College, and according to the governor, his wife is “doing well.”

In a welcome update to Mrs. DeSantis’ diagnosis, which was revealed to the public back in October, the Republican governor told his audience, “It’s not the most fun thing to see someone to go through, but at the end of the day, she’s fought really hard.”

Striking an optimistic tone about the trajectory of his wife’s treatment now that chemotherapy has concluded, DeSantis added, “She’s still got more stuff to do, but that’s a big milestone because it’s nasty stuff when they’re doing that,” as the Daily Wire noted.

“I just wanted to let everyone know she got through that, she ran that gauntlet, she’s doing well, and we look forward to continue to have good news over the ensuing weeks and months,” DeSantis explained.

Earlier this month, the governor stated his belief that 2022 will be the year that his wife is declared cancer-free and expressed acknowledgment and gratitude for the fact that “a lot of people care about her and a lot of people have been praying for her recovery,” as the Miami Herald reported.

It was just weeks ago that DeSantis responded to baseless allegations from several high-profile figures on the left, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and MSNBC host Joy Reid – among others – who accused the governor of vacationing amid a particularly noteworthy COVID-19 surge, when in fact, he was accompanying his wife to cancer treatment, as Jacksonville news outlet WJXT indicated at the time.

Underscoring the fact the brief time out of the spotlight seized upon by Democrats was far from leisurely, DeSantis said at the time, “We were down in Tampa doing this treatment. It’s not easy to go through for her, and it’s certainly not fun to watch somebody have to go through that, to watch your spouse go through that, and so it’s a tough thing.”

Gov. DeSantis’ Thursday announcement is encouraging news for the legions of Floridians who have been keeping the state’s first family in their prayers, and hopefully, the coming year does indeed bring continued progress in their fight against this most insidious disease.

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