Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that his wife, Casey DeSantis is cancer-free after undergoing cancer treatment and surgery.
The governor made the announcement in a video where he thanked the public for their thoughts and prayers during her treatments over the last few months.
“Hi, this is Governor Ron DeSantis. I have a positive update about my wife Casey DeSantis. After going through both treatment and surgery for breast cancer, she is now considered cancer-free. All of you who have given thoughts and prayers to my family and my wife, thank you. It’s lifted her spirits and made a tremendous difference. For all the women out there who are going through breast cancer right now – you can overcome this. I know it’s very difficult, but my wife is proof positive, and this is the exact type of news we had hoped for. She still has more to do, but I’m confident she’s going to make a full recovery. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.” – Governor Ron DeSantis
The first lady’s diagnosis was made public in October. The governor in late January said she had finished chemotherapy treatments.
“There are no words to express how truly blessed, grateful, and humbled I am to hear the words cancer-free,” Casey DeSantis said. “To those who are in the fight, know there is hope. Have faith and stay strong.”
Casey DeSantis, 41, has played an active role in her husband’s administration, often appearing alongside the governor at official events. The DeSantis’ have three children.