Is Casey DeSantis OK? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' wife diagnosed with breast cancer
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Monday, October 4 that his wife Casey has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He did not, however, informed at what age the cancer was detected. Casey DeSantis, 41, and her husband, 43, have 3 kids together - Madison, 4, Mason, 3, and Mamie, 18 months.
"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," the governor said in a statement. He added, "As she faces the most difficult test of her life, she will have 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."
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Former White House press secretary and Florida native Kayleigh McEnany, who has spoken publicly about her preventative double mastectomy, supported DeSantis and said in a statement, "My family and I will be praying for @FLCaseyDeSantis & every woman battling breast cancer! Casey is a strong woman and an amazing mother. My heart is with her and her family!"
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also sent good wishes to Florida's first lady on Twitter, and wrote, "@GAFirstLady, the girls, and I are sending prayers for healing and strength to @FLCaseyDeSantis and the entire DeSantis family!" South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem also sent prayers to the DeSantis family and wrote, "Bryon and I send our prayers for a speedy recovery to @FLCaseyDeSantis. Casey, may the Lord give you strength and bless the physicians providing your care. God Bless you, Ron and the DeSantis Family."
Team Kemp and our family are sending our prayers and support to @FLCaseyDeSantis, @RonDeSantisFL, and their family in the fight ahead!🙏🏻 https://t.co/q2MiiSAO5U— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) October 4, 2021
Bryon and I send our prayers for a speedy recovery to @FLCaseyDeSantis. Casey, may the Lord give you strength and bless the physicians providing your care. God Bless you, Ron and the DeSantis Family.— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) October 4, 2021