The Florida Governor named Ron DeSantis came up with a shocking news on October 4, 2021. He announced that his wife, Casey DeSantis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. For the detailed information about the announcement and about the thing that she is currently battling with, keep reading the post until the end.
On the day of the announcement, Ron DeSantis said that he was saddened to report that the esteemed First Lady of Florida and his beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He explained that as the mother who currently has three young children, his wife is the important person of the family and has made an impact on the lives of tons of people from Florida through her status as First Lady. As she is currently dealing the most difficult test of her life and she will have not only his unlimited support but also the support of the entire family, in addition to the supports and prayers from the Floridians across the state. He said that his wife is a true fighter and will never give up to the situation.
Casey DeSantis was born on June 26, 1980 in Troy, Ohio, United States. In the beginning of 2003s, she become an intern at WJXT. She then became a reporter in the same year and then an anchor at WJXT. After 7 years of spending her life working at that place, she then decided to leave and become a TV host at The Golf Channel.
Her love story with Ron DeSantis started on the golf field at Naval Station Mayport. At the time, Ron DeSantis was a Navy officer. Shortly after the meeting, these lovebirds decided to get married. The family used to live in Porte Vedra Beach and spent their time there for two years before moving on to a new place where Ron ran for Congress. The woman once was a host for a talk show that was aired on WTLV.
From the marriage, Casey and Ron DeSantis have a total of three children and all of them are under age of 5. The youngest one was born in Florida government’s mansion and it historical as the baby was the first baby that was born in the place in more than 50 years.
An oncologist from Ackerman Cancer Center named Scot Ackerman said that it always makes him sad every time he sees young women in their 40s with children that are still in elementary school are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is such a big burden for them. He said those who have their first child after the age of 35 have a higher risk of getting this disease compared to the ones who have their first child at a younger age. The man said that two First Ladies, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan, helped raise awareness when these two were diagnosed with the same thing. The gut also hopes Casey DeSantis will also join these two strong women to inspire people to get tested.
Ackerman said that it is such a good thing that Casey DeSantis is so open about the thing that she is currently battling with. He hopes that those who have been hesitant to get mammograms will now appear and get them. Susan Brown, along with the national cancer awareness non-profit Susan G. Komen, agreed with everything. She said that the fact that Casey DeSantis has been open with her diagnosis will demonstrate for one thing that younger women can have breast cancer. With it, they are able to share their own story and are able to inspire the others ones to understand that it is also possible for them to get the same thing. The woman said that this disease in those under 45 is relatively rare. However, according to the report, about 9% of the cases are under 45. The numbers over the years show that women are getting diagnosed more and it is such a good thing.
Since the announcement, Casey DeSantis and her family has gotten so much loves and unlimited supports from everyone. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby tweeted that the prayers of the entire Senate family are with the wonderful First Lady Casey DeSantis, Governor DeSantis and their entire family as the face this serious health challenge. Sen. Annette Taddeo, a Democrat from Miami, the one who has considered running for the governor position next year also shared that all of Florida is rooting for Casey DeSantis to beat cancer and for a speedy recovery. He added that the prayers are with the Governor and the entire First Family.
As the First lady, Casey DeSantis has led initiatives issues, including mental health and substance abuse services and chairs the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. She is the leader of a few initiatives such as Hope Florida, the Hope Ambassadors program, Resiliency Florida, and Character education Standards. She talked to News Services of Florida this year that everyone should know that when much is given, much is expected. She believes that there is a lot of thins that she can do together with the other people and they can make impacts when all people are included.
In order to find the breast cancer early, mammography screening is the best tool that can help every woman. Aside from that, the treatments with breast cancer also have been a lot of better in recent years. The current medical advancements in technology have been helpful for many. Florida Breast Cancer Foundation President and CEO Tracy Jacim said that it is better if the disease is founded early. According to her, 10% of breast cancer cases are hereditary and anyone can get it and men are actually included, even though it is rare. Talking about breast cancer in Florida, the data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 131,409 women in this state were diagnosed with it in 2018. There are several things to reduce the risk of getting this cancer, including exercising, avoiding drink a lot, managing the meals, and so on.
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