In a shocking announcement, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has just confirmed that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. According to reports, the tumor was discovered after the senator underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.
Numerous politicians took to social media to tweet their support for the senator. In a supportive statement, Barack Obama just commented on his cancer diagnosis.
“John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John,” wrote Obama.
His words are going viral. The tweet already has 65 thousand likes in the first fifteen minutes since it was posted. It was truly great to see the supportive words of the former president for Senator McCain.
McCain’s daughter, Meghan, also tweeted a statement about her father’s diagnosis, Her words were beautiful.
“The news of my father’s illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family. My grandmother, mother, brothers, sister, and I have all endured the shock of the news, and now we live with the anxiety about what comes next,” she wrote.
“It is an experience familiar to us, given my father’s previous battle with cancer — and familiar to the countless American families whose loved ones are also stricken with the tragedy of disease and the inevitability of age. If we could ask anything of anyone now, it would be the prayers of those of you who understand this all too well. We would be so grateful for them.”
“It won’t surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father,” she continued. “He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him. The aggressions of political life could not bend him. So he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in many ways: but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has.”
“My love for my father is boundless, and like any daughter I cannot and do not wish to be in a world without him,” Meghan concluded.“I have faith that those days remain far away."
"Yet even in this moment, my fears for him are overwhelmed by one thing above all: gratitude for our years together, and the years still to come. He is a warrior at dusk, one of the greatest Americans of our age, and the worthy heir to his father’s and grandfather’s name. But to me he is something more. He is my strength, my example, my refuge, my confidante, my teacher, my rock, my hero — my dad.”
Please join us in praying for the entire McCain family during this difficult time. We pray for God’s healing touch upon their lives.