Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that his wife has undergone her last radiation treatment.
The governor announced last year that Casey DeSantis had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Then in January of this year, he noted that she had finished her final chemotherapy treatment. In early March, the governor announced that his wife was “considered cancer free.”
Florida’s first lady Casey tweeted a video on Friday of her husband sharing the good news about her final radiation treatment.
“Trust in God. Thank you for all the prayers,” she tweeted, adding, “…and yes, Governor, can’t wait to come back! BTW, for my final radiation treatment they played Sweet Florida by the Van Zant brothers.” She also expressed gratitude for her “radiation team.”
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“This is the best news ever. God Bless you!” governor DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw tweeted.
“@GovRonDeSantis just announced that @FLCaseyDeSantis should be done with all cancer treatments after today and ready to return to normal. Thank God!” Blaze Media’s Daniel Horowitz tweeted.
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In a statement announcing the cancer diagnosis last year, DeSantis described his wife as the “centerpiece” of their family.
“I am saddened to report that Florida’s esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer. 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. As she faces the most difficult test of her life, she will 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. Casey is a true fighter, and she will never, never, never give up,” the governor said in the October statement.
DeSantis, who has become a popular figure on the political right, is running for re-election this year. Prior to becoming governor of the Sunshine State, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.