Casey DeSantis, the first lady of Florida, is now cancer-free, her husband Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.
The thoughts and prayers sent to Casey DeSantis and her family "lifted her spirits and made a tremendous difference" as she fought breast cancer, the Republican governor said in a Rumble video.
"For all the women out there who are going through breast cancer right now, you can overcome this," the governor said. "I know it’s very difficult, but my wife is proof positive, and so if you wound back six or seven months, this is the exact type of news we had hoped for."
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Ron DeSantis said his wife has more to do regarding her cancer, but he is "confident she’s going to make a full recovery." In response to her husband's post on Twitter, Casey DeSantis expressed her thanks and encouraged people with cancer to "have faith and stay strong."
There are no words to express how truly blessed, grateful and humbled I am to hear the words cancer free. To those who are in the fight, know there is hope. Have faith and stay strong. https://t.co/lAwy7w0Qb9— Casey DeSantis (@FLCaseyDeSantis) March 3, 2022
Ron DeSantis announced his wife's cancer diagnosis in early Oct. 2021. She finished her final chemotherapy treatment on Jan. 19, which he described as "a big milestone."
Casey DeSantis married Ron DeSantis in 2010, and they have three children together. When announcing his wife's diagnosis, the governor called her the "centerpiece" of their family.
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DeSantis, seen by many as a strong candidate for the 2024 presidential election, said Wednesday that he fell asleep during President Joe Biden's State of the Union address. Before that, on Monday, the governor said he denied a request by the Biden administration to deploy the state's National Guard to Washington, D.C., ahead of Biden's address to a joint session of Congress.