Several months ago Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that his wife Casey had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but the Republican politician announced on Thursday that Florida’s first lady is now cancer free.
In a video message, DeSantis declared that, “After going through both treatment and surgery for breast cancer,” his wife “is now considered cancer free.”
While the governor said that there is more for his wife to do, he noted that he is “confident” that she will “make a full recovery.”
“There are no words to express how truly blessed, grateful and humbled I am to hear the words cancer free,” Casey DeSantis said in a statement. “To those who are in the fight, know there is hope. 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
DeSantis announced in January that his wife had received her final chemotherapy treatment.
“Thank you for being by my side from the beginning, but especially yesterday as we celebrated my FINAL Chemo Treatment together. I’m grateful, very humbled and blessed,” Casey DeSantis tweeted when sharing a video of the governor’s announcement in January.
Thank you for being by my side from the beginning, but especially yesterday as we celebrated my FINAL Chemo Treatment together. I’m grateful, very humbled and blessed. pic.twitter.com/cl42YBb0fl
— Casey DeSantis (@FLCaseyDeSantis) January 20, 2022
Ron DeSantis has served as the Sunshine State’s governor since early 2019 and is currently running for re-election — he is an enormously popular figure on the political right.
The governor and his wife have three young children.
Many on social media rejoiced in response to the Florida governor’s announcement that his wife is cancer free.
“Fabulous news! So happy for Florida’s First Family,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody tweeted.
“AWESOME NEWS TODAY! Florida’s First Lady @FLCaseyDeSantis is CANCER FREE!” the governor’s press secretary Christina Pushaw tweeted. “Thanks, everyone, for your prayers and support.”
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) March 3, 2022
“A tremendous answer to prayer! @FLCaseyDesantis is cancer free! Elee and I are thrilled at this news. God bless the DeSantis family!” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted.
“I am so thrilled to hear this amazing news,” Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo wrote. “@FLCaseyDeSantis is a warrior, mother, wife, and iconic leader of Florida. Best wishes to the DeSantis family.”
“Great news!!” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted.