Gov. DeSantis looks forward to First Lady ‘kicking cancer to the curb’ by next Thanksgiving
Ron and Casey DeSantis. Image via Facebook.

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Thoughts and prayers are sustaining the First Family through a tough year.

In Fort Lauderdale Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed confidence in First Lady Casey DeSantis‘ health, after she announced her breast cancer diagnosis last month.

He said that while this Thanksgiving may be challenging, he expects next year’s holiday to be a more full-scale celebration, predicting the First Lady would succeed in “kicking cancer to the curb” by then.

“It wasn’t exactly the Thanksgiving we maybe envisioned at the beginning of the year. But I’m confident we’re on the road to, you know, next Thanksgiving. We’ll be able to celebrate a lot of great things, but one of which will be my wife kicking cancer to the curb,” DeSantis said during a press conference related to local appointments.

The Governor expressed appreciation for “all that people have done to provide thoughts and prayers to my family, particularly over the last month and a half.”

The First Lady “really appreciates the strong outpouring of support,” DeSantis added.

“It does make a difference. It increases your spirits. It gives you, kind of, more of a will to fight. And I’ve seen that up close and personal first hand,” Gov. DeSantis said.

The Governor has not shied away from discussing the First Lady’s situation, cognizant that his supporters and the people of Florida want updates.

“We really appreciate the prayers for my wife,” the Governor said in Jacksonville Monday. “It’s not an easy thing to go through. She handles it about as well as I think anyone could, and so we just take it a day at a time.”

Prayer has been key to Gov. DeSantis since his wife’s cancer diagnosis was announced in October.

“I got faith in the big guy upstairs, and I’ve got faith in her, and I know that this is a bad break, but she’s got an awful lot to live for for the rest of her life,” the Governor said back then.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


4 comments

  • Frankie M.

    November 24, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I feel bad for Casey. She’s a much better human than her husband. Speaking of Ronnie would he like to weigh in on the media’s rush to judgment in the Arbery case?

    Reply

    • Tom

      November 25, 2021 at 7:13 am

      You are a disgusting human.
      You pathetic liar. You have previously ridiculed Casey before illness mentioned.

      Amazing how much you resemble socialist Alex.

      Get use to a huge re election. Enjoy, America’s Governor, the best!

      Reply

  • Nohemy gomez

    November 29, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    God Bless all your family, and keep our Country going forward,with our Creator at our side always.
    She’ll fight the cancer as others in the same situation, lost my husband with that terrible situation, but I’m praying for those in that fight.

    Reply

  • Teresa A Johannessen

    December 1, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I think about your family and you will beat this. We pray for you, your husband and your children. I am a cancer survivor since 1980 so you can also. May God continue to bless you and give you strength,

    Reply

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