Republican Senator of Arizona John McCain, 81, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in 2017. Since his diagnosis went public last summer, the senator has had to undergo several treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, taking time away from political duties, etc.
McCain’s cancer battle has led to an overwhelming amount of love, support, and prayers being sent from both sides of the political spectrum. Now, McCain is opening up about the difficult battle himself.
On Thursday, May 3rd, NPR released a recording of McCain getting personal while discussing his cancer, reported CNN. McCain was reportedly on NPR to talk about his new book, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations.”
In the recording, McCain shared, "I don't know how much longer I'll be here.”
"Maybe I'll have another five years, maybe with the advances in oncology they'll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life,” the Senator added. “Maybe I'll be gone before you hear this, my predicament is, well, rather unpredictable.”
Although McCain admitted he is “getting prepared for whatever happens,” he believes his personal and political work isn’t done yet. With the time of life he has left, he hopes to accomplish more before his final days.
Additionally, McCain hopes that America can eventually come together, and ultimately, respect each other in spite of our differences.
"I'd like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different. We argue over little differences endlessly and exaggerate them into lasting breaches," he said.
"Whether we think each other right or wrong in our views on the issues of the day, we owe each other our respect...We're citizens of a republic made of shared ideals forged in a new world to replace the tribal enmities that tormented the old one,” McCain continued. “Even in times of political turmoil such as these, we share that awesome heritage and the responsibility to embrace it," he said.
Please continue to keep Senator John McCain in your prayers during this time. May God bring him healing, peace, and comfort.
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