government Ron DeSantis leans on faith and community as his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, fights against breast cancer.
Speaking at a news conference in Zephyrhills on Monday, DeSantis spoke briefly about the First Lady’s recently announced cancer. diagnosis.
DeSantis fashioned Florida’s First Lady as a fighter. Better days, they believe, are on the horizon.
“I have faith in God, I have faith in her, and I have faith in the power of prayer,” DeSantis told reporters.
In addition to faith, DeSantis said fellowship fuels the resilience of the family of five. Both he and Casey, DeSantis said, appreciate the broad support.
“There are a lot of people pulling for her, not just in Florida, but across the country,” DeSantis said. “And so it’s really uplifting. It helped her spirits, it helped my spirit.”
The family announced the diagnosis in October.
Casey DeSantis, 41, is an Emmy Award winning TV host. The DeSantises married in 2010 and have three children — Madison, Mason and mommy. Casey gave birth to Mamie in March 2020. Madison, the oldest, is 4.
“She may have gotten a bad break, but she’s got a lot to live for,” DeSantis said. “There are so many people who care about her.”
After DeSantis’s election in 2018, the First Family became the first since the 1970s to have young children when they moved to the Governor’s Mansion the following January. Mamie DeSantis was the first baby in decades to be born in the governor’s house.
While there are few details about Casey DeSantis’ treatment and condition, DeSantis has periodically provided insight into the family’s morale. Faith and prayer are the common thread in every update.
“There are good days and bad days, but she’s fighting and she’s going to come back better than ever,” DeSantis said Monday.
As a mental health advocate, Casey DeSantis served as: chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet.
State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo replaced Florida’s First Lady after the diagnosis.
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